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Grove Lawrence JOHNSON

(1841-1926)

JOHNSON, Grove Lawrence, (father of Hiram Warren Johnson), a Representative from California; born in Syracuse, N.Y., March 27, 1841; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar April 2, 1862; school commissioner of Syracuse in 1862 and 1863; moved to California in October 1863; during the Civil War served as quartermaster clerk in the States of California, Arizona, and Washington; moved to Sacramento in May 1865; swamp-land clerk of Sacramento County 1866-1879; commenced the practice of law in Sacramento in 1873; member of the California Assembly 1878 and 1879; served in the State senate 1880-1882; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1884, 1888, 1892, and 1908; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Sacramento, Calif.; again a member of the State assembly 1901-1903 and 1907-1909; appointed receiver of public moneys of the United States land office at Sacramento July 19, 1921, and served until the discontinuance of the office on June 30, 1925; died in Sacramento, Calif., February 1, 1926; interment in the City Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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