Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819

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Johnson was the son of Samuel Johnson, Anglican clergyman and first president of King's College (Columbia University). He served in the Continental Congress from Connecticut and signed the U.S. Constitution, served in the U.S. Senate (1789-1791) and eventually as president of Columbia University. He spent time in England from 1767-1771.

From the description of [Letters] / Wm. Sam. Johnson. [between 1768 and 1773] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252285

Statesman, jurist, and educator.

From the description of William Samuel Johnson papers, 1745-1936 (bulk 1745-1790). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423815

Johnson was the son of Anglican minister Samuel Johnson, a graduate of Yale College in 1744, practicing lawyer, a deputy to the Connecticut General Assembly from Stratford, a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, a member of the Governor's Council, a special agent to the Privy Council in London, a member of the Constitutional Convention and President of Columbia College.

From the description of William Samuel Johnson personal, political and legal papers, 1658-1817. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 294901835

William Samuel Johnson, 1727-1819, son of Samuel Johnson, 1696-1772, first President of King's College, became the first President of Columbia University under its new name in 1787.

While President from 1787-1800, Johnson also served as one of the first two U.S. Senators from Connecticut, 1789-1791, when the removal of the country's capital to Philadelphia forced his retirement from the Senate. He had previously served a distiguished career in the Connecticut State legislature, in the Continental Congress of 1784-1787, and was one of the framers of the Constitution.

From the description of Papers, 1753-1802. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309768587

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referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779. Letter 1774 June 19, Hanover, N.H. to William Samuel Johnson. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Columbiana Manuscripts, 1572-1986, [Bulk Dates: 1850-1920]. Columbia University. Columbia University Archives Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
referencedIn Law, Ernest, b. 1858. Ernest Law collection of Jonathan and Richard Law correspondence, ca. 1916. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Chauncey family. Chauncey family papers, 1675-1928 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. DS, 1791 May 16, Stratford, Connecticut. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. [Letters] / Wm. Sam. Johnson. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. Papers, 1753-1802. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn United States. Congress. Broadside regarding the Treasury, n.d. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Johnson, Samuel, 1696-1772. Samuel Johnson papers, 1710-1971, bulk 1710-1772. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Fitch, John, 1743-1798. John Fitch papers, 1783-1854. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection, 1749-1904 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. Diary of William Samuel Johnson [microform]. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. William Samuel Johnson personal, political and legal papers, 1658-1817. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789. Samuel Parsons and Parsons family papers, 1703-1865. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Ebenezer Kneeland Sermons, 1770-1777 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793. Roger Sherman (1721-1793) collection, 1749-1904 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Buel, David. Papers, 1811-1814. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1795-1883. Johnson family papers, 1722-1863. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Groce, George C. (George Cuthbert), 1899-. Carmalt family papers, 1863-1941 [bulk 1914-1941]. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Johnson family. Johnson family papers, 1769-1886 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wyllys family. Wyllys family papers, 1633-1829. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Johnson family. Johnson family papers, 1631-1987 (inclusive), 1631-1918 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edwin Dwight Northrup papers, [ca. 1820-1960] Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. William Samuel Johnson papers, 1745-1936 (bulk 1745-1790). Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. Papers, 1663-1785 [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. William Samuel Johnson papers, 1658-1830 (inclusive), 1744-1817 (bulk), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf King's College (New York, N.Y.). [Letter] 1767 Feb. 23, New York [to] Wm. Samuel Johnson / Governors of the College. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Columbia University. University Archives. Columbiana Manuscripts, 1572-1986 [Bulk Dates: 1850-1920]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn United States Constitution collection, 1787-1858. Library of Congress
creatorOf Johnson, Samuel, 1696-1772. [Letter] 1769 Oct. 25, Stratford, [Ct. to] My dear son / S. Johnson. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Connecticut
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Connecticut
United States
Connecticut
United States
Connecticut--Stratford
Connecticut
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Mohegan Indians
Land titles
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Mohegan Indians--Trials, litigation, etc
Court calendar
Statesmen--Diaries
Lawyers
Legislators--Diaries
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Statesmen
College presidents--18th century
Legislators--18th century.--United States
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Birth 1727-10-07

Death 1819-11-14

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