Children of Adams and Jefferson
The symposium, “In the Shadow of Greatness: The Lives of Presidential Children,” was held at Hildene, the historic summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln.
Steven Lee Carson, former chairman of The White House Conference on Presidential Children, spoke about the children of Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson in a speech titled “Children of the Adamses and Jefferson: Suicide, Murder, Homosexuality and the Presidency.” He discussed the disappointment by President Adams regarding the homosexual lifestyle of his second son, Charles. Mr. Carson also spoke about the suicide of one of President Jefferson’s sons. Following his remarks, members of the audience asked no questions.
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