John Quincy Adams—sixth President of the United States; son of our second POTUS, John Adams; and all-around interesting guy—was born on July 11, 1767, in a part of Braintree, Massachusetts, that is now known as Quincy. John Quincy Adams loved morning cardio. John Quincy Adams was an avid skinny-dipper. John Quincy Adams was an amazing orator, but terrible at small talk. The presidential election of 1828—when incumbent John Quincy Adams got crushed by longtime rival Andrew Jackson—is famous for the mudslinging tactics employed by both sides.