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  • ID: I47648
  • Name: Andrew JOHNSON
  • RELA: 12th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 DEC 1808 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC
  • Event: Elected BET 1830 AND 1833 Mayor, Greeneville, TN
  • Event: Elected BET 1843 AND 1853 U.S. Congressman from Tennessee
  • Event: Elected BET 1853 AND 1857 Governor of Tennessee
  • Event: Elected BET 8 OCT 1857 AND 4 MAR 1862 United States Senator from Tennessee
  • Event: Elected BET 1862 AND 1865 Governor of Tennessee
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1865 AND 15 APR 1865 Vice President of the United States
  • Event: Elected BET 15 APR 1865 AND 4 MAR 1869 17th President of the United States
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1875 AND 31 JUL 1875 United States Senator from Tennessee
  • Death: 31 JUL 1875 in Carter's Station, TN
  • Title: President
  • Event: Pic President Andrew Johnson
  • Event: Sound
  • Burial: Andrew Johnson National Cem., Greeneville, TN
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  • Event: Video
  • Note:
    JOHNSON, Andrew, (father-in-law of David Trotter Patterson), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee and a Vice President and 17th President of the United States; born in Raleigh, N.C., on December 29, 1808; self-educated; at the age of 13 was apprenticed to a tailor; moved to Tennessee in 1826; employed as a tailor; alderman of Greeneville, Tenn., 1828-1830; mayor of Greeneville 1834-1838; member, State house of representatives 1835-1837, 1839-1841; elected to the State senate in 1841; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1853); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Thirty-first and Thirty- second Congresses); did not seek renomination, having become a gubernatorial candidate; Governor of Tennessee 1853-1857; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from October 8, 1857, to March 4, 1862, when he resigned; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Thirty-sixth Congress), Committee on the District of Columbia (Thirty-sixth Congress); appointed by President Abraham Lincoln Military Governor of Tennessee in 1862; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with Abraham Lincoln in 1864 and was inaugurated on March 4, 1865; became President of the United States on April 15, 1865, upon the death of Abraham Lincoln; wide differences arising between the President and the Congress, a resolution for his impeachment passed the House of Representatives on February 24, 1868; eleven articles were set out in the resolution and the trial before the Senate lasted three months, at the conclusion of which he was acquitted (May 26, 1868) by a vote of thirty-five for conviction to nineteen for acquittal, the necessary two-thirds vote for impeachment not having been obtained; retired to his home in Tennessee upon the expiration of the presidential term, March 3, 1869; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1869 and to the House of Representatives in 1872; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1875, until his death near Elizabethton, Carter County, Tenn., July 31, 1875; interment in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene County, Tenn.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Jacob JOHNSON b: 5 APR 1778 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC
    Mother: Mary MCDONOUGH b: 17 JUL 1783 in Edenton, Tyrrell Co., NC

    Marriage 1 Eliza MCCARDLE b: 4 OCT 1810 in Greene Co., TN
    • Married: 17 MAY 1827 in Warrensburg, Greene Co., TN by Mordecai Lincoln
    Children
    1. Has Children Martha JOHNSON b: 25 OCT 1828 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN
    2. Has No Children Charles JOHNSON b: 19 FEB 1830 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN
    3. Has Children Mary JOHNSON b: 8 MAY 1832 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN
    4. Has No Children Robert JOHNSON b: 22 FEB 1834 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN
    5. Has No Children Andrew JOHNSON , Jr. b: 5 AUG 1852 in Greenville, Greene Co., TN

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