Speaker:

Janet Worthington

Louisa Catherine Adams: Wife of John Quincy Adams

Louisa Catherine Adams: Wife of John Quincy Adams While Louisa Catherine Adams did not experience the love and companionship that her mother-in-law Abigail Adams enjoyed, she was nonetheless a woman of courage and determination, and was more cosmopolitan. She was born in London and followed John Quincy Adams to Berlin and later St. Petersburg on diplomatic missions. Because Louisa Catherine spoke French fluently, she managed to save herself and her entourage when French soldiers accosted them during their chilling winter journey across Europe. In this Chautauqua presentation, Janet Worthington takes you inside the life of this first lady, exploring her happiness and depression, her failures and successes.