Eldest son of John and Abigail Adams. A very intelligent boy, he traveled with his father to France and the Netherlands during the Revolution. At age 14, John Quincy was selected to serve as an interpreter for the American emissary to the court of Catherine the Great at St. Petersburg. Trained in the law, he served as: ambassador to the Netherlands under George Washington; United States Senator; Secretary of State; and sixth President of the United States.
played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach