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17 - Andrew Johnson

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: December 29, 1808

Birthplace: Log cottage on the ground’s of Casso’s Inn, Raleigh, North Carolina

Father: Jacob Johnson (1778-1812)

Mother: Mary McDonough (1783-1856)

Height at Prime: 5 feet 10 inches

Physical Description: Stocky build, swarthy complexion, thick dark hair, deep set black eyes, bushy eyebrows

Religion: Not a member of any denomination

Wife: Eliza McCardle (October 4, 1810 – January 15, 1876)

Marriage Date: May 17, 1827

Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s mother, Greeneville, Tennessee

Children:

-- Martha Johnson Patterson (October 25, 1828 – July 10, 1901)

-- Charles Johnson (February 19, 1830 – April 4, 1863)

-- Mary Johnson Stover Brown (May 8, 1832 – April 19, 1883)

-- Robert Johnson (February 22, 1834 – April 22, 1869)

-- Andrew Johnson Jr. (August 5, 1852 – March 12, 1879)

Death Date: July 31, 1875

Place of Death: His daughter’s (Mrs. Mary Brown) home, Carter County, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Paralysis from a stroke

Final Words: Unknown

Burial Place: Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee

Professional Statistics:

Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee (1828-1830)

Mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee (1830-1833)

Member of Tennessee House of Representatives (1835-1837), (1839-1841)

Tennessee State Senator (1841-1843)

U.S. Representative (1843-1853)

Governor of Tennessee (1853-1857)

U.S. Senator (1857-1862)

Military Governor of Tennessee (1862-1864)

Vice President (1865)

17th President of the United States (1865-1869)

Political Party: Democrat

Events During Presidency:

Reconstruction of the South

Thirteenth Amendment Ratified (1865)

Nebraska admitted to the Union (1867)

Purchase of Alaska (1867)

Fourteenth Amendment Ratified (1868)


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