Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875

Dates:
Birth 1808-12-29
Death 1875-07-31
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Andrew Johnson (b. December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina-d. July 31, 1875, Carter's Station, Tennessee) became the seventeenth president of the United States after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1808. He began his political career in Greenville, Tennessee in 1828. At the time of this letter he was the Democratic senator from Tennessee. Emerson Etheridge was born in Carrituck County, North Carolina. As a representative of Tennessee he was a member of the legislature in 1845 and was elected to Congress as a Whig in 1853. In July 1861 he was elected clerk of the House of Representatives.

Biographical Note

  • 1808, Dec. 29: Born, Raleigh, N.C.
  • 1822: Apprenticed to a tailor, James J. Selby, Wake County, N.C.
  • 1824: Opened a tailor shop, Laurens, S.C.
  • 1827: Married Eliza McCardle (1810-1876)
  • 1828 - 1829 : Elected alderman, Greeneville, Tenn., on a workingman's party ticket
  • 1834 - 1838 : Mayor, Greeneville, Tenn.
  • 1835: Elected to Tennessee house of representatives
  • 1839: Reelected to Tennessee house of representatives
  • 1841: Elected to Tennessee senate
  • 1843 - 1853 : Representative in the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee
  • 1853 - 1855 : Governor of Tennessee
  • 1857 - 1862 : United States senator from Tennessee
  • 1862 - 1865 : Appointed military governor of Tennessee
  • 1864: Elected vice president of the United States
  • 1865 - 1869 : President of the United States; succeeded Abraham Lincoln on his assassination
  • 1868: Impeachment trial in the United States Senate Unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the presidency on the Democratic Party ticket
  • 1869: Unsuccessful candidate for United States Senate from Tennessee
  • 1872: Unsuccessful candidate for United States House of Representatives from Tennessee
  • 1875: United States senator from Tennessee
  • 1875, July 31: Died, Carter's Station, Tenn.

From the guide to the Andrew Johnson Papers, 1783-1947, (bulk 1865-1869), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Freedmen
  • Tea
  • Civil war
  • Politics, Government, and Law
  • Secession
  • Presidents--Election--1860
  • Military
  • Governor
  • Military government--Tennessee
  • Slavery
  • Reconstruction
  • Tailors
  • Patronage, Political
  • Martial law--History--Sources
  • Homestead law
  • Legislators
  • Museums
  • Presidents--Correspondence
  • United States Marshals
  • Tailors--Tennessee--Greeneville
  • Military government
  • Railroad law
  • Governor--Correspondence
  • Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876--Sources
  • Indians of North America--Wars--1866-1895--Sources
  • Impeachments
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Occupations:

  • Legislators--Tennessee
  • Representatives, U.S. Congress--Tennessee
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Tennessee
  • Governors
  • Presidents--United States
  • Politicians
  • Presidents
  • Vice Presidents--United States

Places:

  • Washington, D. C., DC, US
  • Raleigh, NC, US
  • Carter County, TN, US