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Lifetime: 1840 - 1937 Passed: ≈ 87 years ago




United States

John T. Morse

John Torrey Morse was an American historian and biographer. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 9, 1840, and lived in that city as a lawyer. Morse was the editor of the American Statesmen Series and published a biography of Alexander Hamilton in two volumes, considered his most significant work. He also wrote biographies of John and John Quincy Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, Franklin, and Dr. Holmes. Morse also authored A Treatise on the Law of Banks and Banking, The Law of Arbitration and Award, and Famous Trials.

Books by John T. Morse

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John Quincy Adams

Non-Fiction Biography
Politics Autobiography Diplomacy America Democracy United States

This biography contains three main sections. the first covers Adams's early years and his time as a diplomat--both in America and overseas. The second tells of his two careers as Secretary of State and President. The last involves his years in the Ho...