Louisa Adams

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Louisa Adams

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (February 12, 1775May 15, 1852) was the wife of US President John Quincy Adams. As the wife of the US President, she was the First Lady of the United States from 1825 to 1829.

She was born in London. Her mother, Catherine Nuth Johnson was an English lady. Her father, Joshua Johnson, was from the USA and a citizen of the USA. Until date, Louisa Adams is the only First Lady not born in the United States. John Adams, the second president of the USA, was her father-in-law.

In 1794, John Quincy Adams met Louisa in London. At that time, Adams was a US diplomat. After about three years, they married. The couple also lived in Berlin where Adams got a posting. Louisa along with her husband arrived to the USA in 1801. They lived in different places before her husband became the President.She went to school in London and France.

She died in 1852, aged seventy-seven. She is buried in the United States Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.