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Samuel Johnson

A towering figure of 18th-century English literature, Samuel Johnson gained fame from his conversation and wit as much as from his writings. The son of a bookseller, Johnson moved to London in the 17…

William Samuel JOHNSON

Senate Years of Service: 1789-1791Party: Pro-AdministrationJOHNSON, William Samuel, a Delegate and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Stratford, Conn., on October 7, 1727; was tutored privatel…

Samuel Johnson 2004 Deaths

Samuel JohnsonAge: 76 businessman who presided over S. C. Johnson, the floor-wax company that also produces Raid bug sprays and OFF insect repellent. Died: Racine, Wis., May 22, 2004Mildred Je…

Samuel Johnson PUGH

PUGH, Samuel Johnson, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Greenup County, Ky., January 28, 1850; moved with his parents to Lewis County in 1852; attended Chandler's Select School, Rand's Ac…

Hank JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Hank, a Representative from Georgia; born in Washington, D.C., October 2, 1954; B.A., Clark College (Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta, Ga., 1976; J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of La…

Samuel GALLOWAY

GALLOWAY, Samuel, a Representative from Ohio; born in Gettysburg, Pa., March 20, 1811; attended the public schools; moved to Ohio and settled in Highland County in 1830; graduated from Miami Un…

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The first woman ever elected head of an African state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was sworn in as the president of Liberia on 16 January 2006. Born and educated in Monrovia, she continued her studies in t…

Robert Davis JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Robert Davis, a Representative from Missouri; born on a farm near Slater, Saline County, Mo., August 12, 1883; educated in the rural graded schools of his native county, and was gradua…

Brewer's: Johnson

(Dr. Samuel) lived in Fleet Street—first in Fetter Lane, then in Boswell Court, then in Gough Square, then in the Inner Temple Lane for seven years, then in Johnson's Court (No. 7) fo…

Samuel Jordan KIRKWOOD

Senate Years of Service: 1866-1867; 1877-1881Party: Republican; RepublicanKIRKWOOD, Samuel Jordan, a Senator from Iowa; born in Harford County, Md., December 20, 1813; attended country schools …