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Andrew Johnson

17th President of the United States
(April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869)

Nickname: None listed.

Born: December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina
Died: July 31, 1875, in Carter's Station, Tennessee

Father: Jacob Johnson
Mother: Mary McDonough Johnson
Married: Eliza McCardle (1810-1876), on May 5, 1827
Children: Martha Johnson (1828-1901); Charles Johnson (1830-63); Mary Johnson (1832-83); Robert Johnson (1834-69); Andrew Johnson (1852-79)

Religion: No formal affiliation
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Tailor, public official
Political Party: Democratic
Other Government Positions:

  • Served as Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1830-33

  • Elected Mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1834

  • Member of Tennessee State Legislature, 1835-43

  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1843-53

  • Governor of Tennessee, 1853-57

  • United States Senator, 1857-62

  • Military Governor of Tennessee, 1862-65

  • Vice President, 1865 (under tiny U.S. flag Lincoln)

  • United States Senator, 1875

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year

Presidential Election Results:

Never ran for president.

Vice President: None


Secretary of State

William H. Seward (1865-69)

Secretary of the Treasury

Hugh McCulloch (1865-69)

Secretary of War

Edwin M. Stanton (1865-68)

John M. Schofield (1868-69)

Attorney General

James Speed (1865-66)

Henry Stanbery (1866-68)

William M. Evarts (1868-69)

Postmaster General

William Dennison (1865-66)

Alexander W. Randall (1866-69)

Secretary of the Navy

Gideon Welles (1865-69)

Secretary of the Interior

John P. Usher (1865)

James Harlan (1865-66)

Orville Browning (1866-69)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Andrew Johnson -- from The Presidents of the United States of America

Compiled by the White House.

Andrew Johnson -- from The American Presidency

XXXXXXXXX has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Michael Les Benedict of Ohio State University, along with suggestions for further reading.

Andrew Johnson -- from The American President

From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.

Andrew Johnson's Obituary -- from Dead Presidents

The text from page 1 of The New York Times, August 1, 1875. Placed on the web by Manus Hand.

Andrew Johnson -- from the North Carolina Encyclopedia

A very text-rich biography on this North Carolina native.

Historical Documents:

Treaty with Russia (1867)

Other Internet Resources:

Andrew Johnson National Historical Site

Tourist information on this Greeneville, Tennessee park provided by the National Park Service.




Andrew Johnson

17th President of the United States
(April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869)


Eliza Johnson