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Adams, John 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
John FerlingJohn Ferling

(1735–1826), second President of the United States.As a young man in pre-Revolutionary Boston, John Adams summed up his hopes: a modest fortune, and officer's rank in the militia, and election to the upper house of the Massachusetts assembly. He never grew wealthy or soldiered, but he succeeded in public life beyond his wildest expectations.... ...

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