Which president named his son George Washington?
John Quincy Adams
Answer: George Washington Adams was the eldest son of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States. His grandfather John Adams was the first Vice President of the United States and also the second President. George (named for the first U.S. president, George Washington) graduated from Harvard and studied law before becoming a member of the house of representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He had a troubled life and drowned in the Long Island Sound from an apparent suicide at the age of 28.
John Quincy Adams July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848 was an American statesman who served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He also served as a diplomat, a Senator and member of the House of Representatives. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. Adams was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams.
Adams considered permanently retiring from public life after his 1828 defeat, and he was deeply hurt by the suicide of his son, George Washington Adams, in 1829. However, Adams grew bored of his retirement and still felt that his career was unfinished, so he ran for and won a seat in the United States House of Representatives in the 1830 elections. He was the first president to serve in Congress after his term of office, and one of only two former presidents to do so (Andrew Johnson later served in the Senate). He was elected to nine terms, serving as a Representative for 17 years, from 1831 until his death.
George Washington Adams (April 12, 1801 – April 30, 1829) was the eldest son of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. He had a troubled life and died of apparent suicide at age 28.