You know how some people are always boasting about their IQ and how brilliant they are?
(Don't forget, intelligent and smart do not always go hand-in-hand.)
UC Davis professor, Dean Simonton used historiometric methods to estimate each U.S. president’s IQ. You will never guess the most intelligent president. I was pretty surprised. I actually said, "Wow." out loud to no one in the living room after I got to #1.
John Quincy Adams
College: Harvard University
Like his father, John Quincy Adams was an esteemed lawyer and a formidable
presence in court (he earned a law degree from Harvard). He was also a
brilliant statesman, negotiating several key international treaties.
Remarkably, Adams was fluent in at least four languages and regularly
translated Latin and ancient Greek as well.
Really? The first (would that it were the only) son who followed his father into the Presidency. other than his distinctive middle name, his chief claim to fame for Presidential trivia buffs is that he is the only President who was elected to the House of Representatives AFTER his presidency. Congress must've been very different then.