1st in the Vice-Presidential Series. This series was requested by The Weasel, so here it is. (Note to Weeze: no, there will not be a Secretaries of State Series, etc.) :)
John Adams was the nation's first VP under the nation's first president, George Washington. Adams was born in Quincy, Massachusetts. As a young attorney, he defended eight British soldiers who killed five civilians in the Boston Massacre. He got six of them acquitted, and two were convicted of manslaughter. He also served as Envoy to France and Minister to Great Britain.