Charles Francis "Deacon" Adams, III (1866 - 1954) MP

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Birthplace: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: U.S. Secretary of the Navy
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About Charles Francis "Deacon" Adams, III

Charles Francis Adams III (August 2, 1866 – June 10, 1954) was the United States Secretary of the Navy under Herbert Hoover and well-known as a yachtsman.

A scion of the Adams family that gave the country two presidents, Charles Francis was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. Adams' father was Charles Francis Adams Jr., his grandfather was Charles Francis Adams, Sr., his great-grandfather was John Quincy Adams and his great-great-grandfather was John Adams. Adams graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1888 and from Harvard Law School in 1892. He was first a lawyer, then went into business.

In 1920, he skippered the America's Cup defender Resolute and soon became known as the "Dean of American Helmsmen".

As Secretary of the Navy, from 1929 to 1933, he vigorously promoted public understanding of the Navy's indispensable role in international affairs, and worked strenuously to maintain naval strength and efficiency during a period of severe economic depression. He served at the London Naval Conference in 1930 where he successfully maintained the principle of United States naval parity with Britain. He died in 1954 and is interred in Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts next to his father, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., and his grandfather, Charles Francis Adams, Sr.

The Charles Francis Adams Memorial Trophy for yacht racing was established in his memory, and the Navy destroyer USS Charles F. Adams was named after him.

His son Charles Francis Adams IV was a prominent businessman and first president of Raytheon Company.

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Charles Francis Adams III (August 2, 1866 – June 10, 1954) was the United States Secretary of the Navy under President Herbert Hoover and a well-known yachtsman.

In 1920, he skippered the America's Cup defender Resolute to victory and soon became known as the "Dean of American Helmsmen". He was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame (1993).

The Charles Francis Adams Memorial Trophy for yacht racing was established in his memory, and the Navy destroyer USS Charles F. Adams was dedicated in his honor.

As Secretary of the Navy, (1929–1933), he vigorously promoted public understanding of the Navy's indispensable role in international affairs, and worked strenuously to maintain naval strength and efficiency during a period of severe economic depression. He served at the London Naval Conference in 1930 where he successfully maintained the principle of United States naval parity with Britain.

He died in 1954 and is interred in Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts next to his father, John Quincy Adams II, and his grandfather, Charles Francis Adams, Sr.

Charles Francis Adams III and Frances [nee Lovering] had two children:

His daughter, Catherine Adams, (b. January 13, 1902, d. September 28, 1988) married (June 26, 1923) Henry Sturgis Morgan, son of J. P. Morgan, Jr. and one of the founders of Morgan Stanley (1935), along with Harold Stanley. They had five sons.

His son, Charles Francis Adams IV, (b. May 2, 1910, d. January 5, 1999) was a prominent businessman and first president of Raytheon Company, who married firstly Margaret [Stockton], and had issue: Abigail Adams, Allison Adams, Charles Francis Adams V, and Timothy Adams. He married secondly, widow Mrs. Beatrice D. Penati.

-------------------- Charles Francis Adams III (August 2, 1866 – June 10, 1954) was the United States Secretary of the Navy under Herbert Hoover and well-known as a yachtsman.

Adams graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1888 and from Harvard Law School in 1892. He was first a lawyer, then went into business. He married Frances Lovering, the daughter of U.S. Representative William C. Lovering, in 1899. They had one son, Charles, and one daughter, Catherine.

Adams served as mayor of Quincy, Massachusetts from 1896 to 1897. In 1920, he skippered the America's Cup defender Resolute and soon became known as the "Dean of American Helmsmen". He was inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1993.

As Secretary of the Navy, from 1929 to 1933, he vigorously promoted public understanding of the Navy's indispensable role in international affairs, and worked strenuously to maintain naval strength and efficiency during a period of severe economic depression. He served at the London Naval Conference in 1930 where he successfully maintained the principle of United States naval parity with Britain. He died in 1954 and is interred in Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts next to his father, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., and his grandfather, Charles Francis Adams, Sr.

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Charles Francis Adams III (2 August 1866 - 1954) was the United States Secretary of the Navy under Herbert Hoover and well-known as a yachtsman.

A scion of the Adams family that gave the country two presidents, Charles Francis was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1888 and from Harvard Law School in 1892. He was first a lawyer, then went into business.

In 1920, he skippered the America's Cup defender Resolute and soon became known as the "Dean of American Helmsmen".

As Secretary of the Navy, from 1929 to 1933, he vigorously promoted public understanding of the Navy's indispensable role in international affairs, and worked strenuously to maintain naval strength and efficiency during a period of severe economic depression. He served at the London Naval Conference in 1930 where he successfully maintained the principle of United States naval parity with Great Britain. He died in 1954 and is buried at Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.

The Charles Francis Adams Memorial Trophy for yacht racing was established in his memory, and the Navy destroyer USS Charles F. Adams was named after him.

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1866
August 2, 1866
Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1892
1892
Age 25
1894
1894
Age 27
1899
April 3, 1899
Age 32
Washington City, District Of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
1902
January 13, 1902
Age 35
1910
May 2, 1910
Age 43
Boston, Suffolk, MA, United States
1954
June 10, 1954
Age 87
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
June 10, 1954
Age 87
Quincy, MA, USA