August 28, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Louisa Adams

Louisa Johnson was the daughter of a Maryland merchant, but was born in London and grew up mostly in France. She met John Quincy Adams in France and they married in 1797. When he became President, she became the only foreign-born First Lady in American history.

When her husband sought re-election in 1828, Louisa became embroiled in one of the nastiest presidential elections ever. Andrew Jackson's supporters accused JQAdams of having premarital sex with his "foreign" wife. In turn, Adams's supporters called Jackson's mother a whore. Adams was not re-elected.

Posted by Jennifer at August 28, 2003 01:44 AM


could u at least put louisa's catherine johnson adams timeline
'cause u makin me waist mah time in nothin when i wanna look for herr timeline

Posted by: who knoz at January 20, 2004 05:13 PM

I'll get right on that. As soon as you learn to spell and punctuate.

Posted by: Jennifer at January 20, 2004 05:54 PM