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Jeromus JOHNSON

(1775-1846)

JOHNSON, Jeromus, a Representative from New York; born in Wallabout, Kings County, N.Y., November 2, 1775; attended the public schools; moved to New York City; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the State assembly in 1822; elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Twentieth Congress); appointed appraiser of merchandise for the port of New York May 26, 1830, and served until 1840 when he retired from active business and moved to Goshen, Orange County, N.Y.; died in Goshen, N.Y., September 7, 1846; interment in a private cemetery on his estate in Goshen.

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

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