Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams by Charles Bird King. Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams (February 12, 1775 - May 15, 1852), wife of John Quincy Adams, was First Lady of the United States from 1825 to 1829. She was the only First Lady born outside of the US. John Quincy Adams, aged 30, married Louisa, aged 22, on July 26, 1797. She was sickly, plagued by migraine headaches and frequent fainting spells. She had several miscarriages over the course of their marriage. She died of a heart attack in 1852, at the age of 77. Painting by Gilbert Stuart.
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