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Perley Brown JOHNSON

(1798-1870)

JOHNSON, Perley Brown, a Representative from Ohio; born in the blockhouse in Marietta, Ohio, September 8, 1798; attended the public schools; studied medicine; commenced practice in Marietta in 1822; moved to McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, in 1823 and continued practice; clerk of the court of common pleas in 1825; member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of medicine in McConnelsville, Ohio; discontinued the practice of his profession in 1847 on account of ill health and lived in retirement until his death in McConnelsville, Ohio, February 9, 1870; interment in McConnelsville Cemetery.

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

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