| Share
 
History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesKentucky

John Telemachus JOHNSON

(1788-1856)

JOHNSON, John Telemachus, (brother of James Johnson and Richard Mentor Johnson and uncle of Robert Ward Johnson), a Representative from Kentucky; born at Great Crossings, Scott County, Ky., October 5, 1788; pursued preparatory studies; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Ky.; served in the War of 1812 as an aide to Gen. William H. Harrison; member of the State house of representatives and served five terms; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress and reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1825); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Eighteenth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1824; appointed judge of the court of appeals April 20, 1826, and served until December 30, 1826; minister of the Christian Church for a number of years; became editor of the Christian Messenger in 1832, the Gospel Advocate in 1835, and the Christian in 1837; was instrumental in establishing the old Bacon College at Georgetown, Ky., in 1836; died in Lexington, Mo., December 17, 1856; interment in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

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

Related Links


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring