Adams, Charles Francis, born in 1807, son of J. Q. Adams. Spent his childhood in Europe and, returning to America, graduated at Harvard College, 1825. He was educated for the law but, adopting politics, eventually joined the coalition now known as the Republican Party, and was appointed minister to England, 1861-68. He was arbitrator for America for the settlement of claims under the Treaty of Washington, 1871, and continued to take an active interest in political life. He wrote biographies of his father and grandfather. Died, 1886.