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Philip JOHNSON

(1818-1867)

JOHNSON, Philip, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Polkville, Knowlton Township, Warren County, N.J., January 17, 1818; moved to Mount Bethel, Pa., in 1839; attended the common schools and Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 1842-1844; was a plantation tutor in Mississippi 1844-1846; returned to Pennsylvania; studied law; attended Union Law School in Easton, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Easton; county court clerk 1848-1853; member of the State house of representatives in 1853 and 1854; revenue commissioner of the third judicial district in 1859 and 1860; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 29, 1867; interment in Easton Cemetery, Easton, Pa.

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

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