John Adams was the first U.S. president born on Independence Day, July 17th (the fourth day of July) in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts! His nickname? “His Rotundity” John Adams
The best-known contributing factor to his weight were that he loved food and loved dessert even more than any other treat! He would always have a special dinner with desserts for each day in between Christmas and New Year’s at Monticello where Jefferson served one course after another from soup through plum pudding.