17th President of the United States
(April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869)
Full Name: Andrew Johnson
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 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 H. Browning (1866-69)
- Andrew Johnson -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
- Compiled by the White House.
- 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 -- from the North Carolina Encyclopedia
- A rich biography on this North Carolina native.
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Points of Interest:
- Johnson was the first president impeached by the House of Representatives.
- Johnson never attended school. He taught himself to read.