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Founding Father: John Adams
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  • Founding Father: John Adams
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Founding Father: John Adams
Two future presidents signed the Declaration of Independence, John Adams (second President) and Thomas Jefferson (third President). Both died on the 50th anniversary of signing the Declaration (July 4, 1826). There are 12 counties nationwide named Adams and 26 named Jefferson.