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Charles JOHNSTON

(1793-1845)

JOHNSTON, Charles, a Representative from New York; born in Salisbury, Conn., on February 14, 1793; attended the common schools; moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; engaged in the practice of law until his death in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., September 1, 1845; interment in the burying ground of Christ Episcopal Church; reinterment in 1861 in the Rural Cemetery.

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

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