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James Johnson (Kentucky)

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Succeeded by  Robert L. McHatton
Political party  Democratic

Rank  Lieutenant colonel
Name  James Johnson
James Johnson (Kentucky)
Preceded by  John Telemachus Johnson
Born  January 1, 1774 Orange County, Virginia (1774-01-01)
Died  August 13, 1826(1826-08-13) (aged 52) Washington, D. C.
Relations  Brother of Richard Mentor Johnson and John Telemachus Johnson Uncle of Robert Ward Johnson

James Johnson (January 1, 1774 – August 13, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of Richard Mentor Johnson and John Telemachus Johnson and uncle of Robert Ward Johnson.

Born in Orange County, Virginia, Johnson moved with his father to Kentucky in 1779. He pursued preparatory studies. He was a member of the State senate in 1808. He served as lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812. Contractor for furnishing supplies to troops on the western frontier in 1819 and 1820. (See: Yellowstone expedition) He served as presidential elector on the ticket of Monroe and Tompkins in 1820.

Johnson was elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1825, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 13, 1826. He was interred in the family cemetery, Great Crossings, Kentucky.


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