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Adams Charles Francis

Adams, Charles Francis, son of John Quincy Adams, born 1807, graduated at Harvard, and admitted to the bar 1828. After long experience in the local legislature of Massachusetts, during which as a Free-Soiler he supported Van Buren, he entered Congress on the Republican ticket in 1858. In 1861 he was appointed Minister to England, and held that post with dignity and credit during the critical period of the Civil War and the discussion of the Alabama claims. Retiring in 1868, he served as arbitrator under the Washington Treaty in 1871. He aspired to the Presidency, but met with insufficient support. He was, however, elected Governor of his native State, and wrote much in reviews and magazines. He died in 1880.