Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1796-05-21
Death 1876-02-10
English

Biographical notes:

American jurist and diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1841 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486276

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, Maryland, to Jonathan Meredith, 1830 Dec. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270486259

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to "My dear Otho", 1845 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491319

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Justice Wayne, 1848 Jan. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270491336

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Robert Gilmor, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488753

Johnson, a U.S. senator and attorney general, represented the defense in the Dred Scott case.

From the description of ALS, 1860 September 26 : San Francisco, to General J.W. Denver, Sacramento. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16874893

U.S. Senator from Maryland.

From the description of Letter : Senate Chamber, [Washington, D.C.], to the President [Abraham Lincoln], 1864 June 1. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 43575415

Senator from Maryland, 1845-49 and 1863-68; U.S. Attorney General, 1849-50.

From the description of Letter : Baltimore, Md., to Th. Marcomb[?], Elmira, N.Y., 1838 Nov. 1. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28996403

U.S. senator from Maryland, attorney general, and minister to the Court of St. James.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1876 microform. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 238831253

From the description of Papers, 1830-1876 [microform]. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 32832948

U.S. Senator and Attorney General.

From the description of Papers, 1871-1872. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43738312

Lawyer, U.S. senator from Maryland, and diplomat.

From the description of Reverdy Johnson papers, 1830-1876. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 692085370

Deputy Attorney General of Maryland (1816-1817); state senator (1821-1827); U.S. senator (1845-1849); U.S. Attorney General (1849-1850).

Born in Annanolia, Md., May 21, 1796; stud.law & was admit. to the bar, 1815; began practice in Upper Marlboro; deputy Attorney Gener., Md. 1816-17; moved to Baltimore, 1817; member of state senate, 1821-27; of U.S.Senate, Whig, 1845-49 & 1863-68; Attorney General of U.S., 1849-50; delegate to peace Convention, 1860-61; Minister to England, 1868-69; returned to Annapolis & was practicing; died there, Feb.10, 1876. (from Biogr. Congr. direct.) (blue index cards)

From the description of Reverdy Johnson correspondence, 1852-1865 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 456257034

Biographical Note

  • 1796, May 21: Born, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1811: Graduated, St. John's College, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1815: Read law with his father; admitted to Maryland bar
  • 1816 - 1817 : Deputy attorney general of Maryland
  • 1817: Established himself in Baltimore, Md.
  • 1819: Married Mary Mackall Bowie
  • 1821 - 1829 : Member, Maryland senate
  • 1845 - 1849 : Member, U.S. Senate from Maryland
  • 1849 - 1850 : Attorney general
  • 1860 - 1861 : Member, Maryland senate
  • 1861: Member, peace conference, Washington, D.C.
  • 1863 - 1868 : Member, U.S. Senate from Maryland
  • 1868 - 1869 : Minister to Court of St. James, London, England
  • 1876, Feb. 10: Died, Annapolis, Md.

From the guide to the Reverdy Johnson Papers, 1830-1876, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Practice of law
  • Smithsonian Exchange
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Education
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Great Britain
  • Henry, Joseph, Personality, Etc
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • Congress
  • Recommendations For Positions
  • Practice of law--Maryland--Baltimore
  • Presidents--Election--1860
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Presidents--Election--1872

Occupations:

  • Diplomats
  • Lawyers
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Maryland

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  • New Orleans (La.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Louisiana (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Orleans (La.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
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