Andrew Johnson Biography

Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was Vice President at the time of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. A Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, Johnson came to office as the Civil War concluded. The new president favored quick restoration of the seceded states to the Union. His plans did not give protection to the former slaves, and he came into conflict with the Republican-dominated Congress, culminating in his impeachment by the House of Representatives. The first American president to be impeached, he was acquitted in the Senate by one vote.

Johnson was born in poverty in Raleigh, North Carolina. Apprenticed as a tailor, he worked in several frontier towns before settling in Greeneville, Tennessee. He served as alderman and mayor there before being elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1835. After brief service in the Tennessee Senate, Johnson was elected to the federal House of Representatives in 1843, where he served five two-year terms. He became Governor of Tennessee for four years, and was elected by the legislature to the Senate in 1857. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Andrew Johnson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Tailor
Ethnicity:
Scotch-Irish American
Religion:
Nondenominational Christianity
Date of Birth:
December 29, 1808
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
July 31, 1875
Age at Death:
66
Cause of Death:
Stroke
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