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Andrew Johnson

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In office: April 15, 1865 March 4, 1869

Born: December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina

Andrew JohnsonAndrew Johnson was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865-69), succeeding to the Presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He was one of only two U.S. Presidents to be impeached.

At the time of the secession of the Southern states, Johnson was a U.S. Senator from Greeneville in eastern Tennessee. As a Unionist, he was the only southern Senator not to quit his post upon secession. 

He became the most prominent War Democrat from the South and supported the military policies of US President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War of 18611865. In 1862 Lincoln appointed Johnson military governor of occupied Tennessee, where he proved to be energetic and effective in fighting the rebellion and beginning transition to Reconstruction.

Johnson was nominated for the Vice President slot in 1864 on the National Union Party ticket. He and Lincoln were elected in November 1864. Johnson succeeded to the Presidency upon Lincoln's assassination on April 15, 1865.

Died July 31, 1875 (age 66), Elizabethton, Tennessee

Johnson died from a stroke near Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Where is Andrew Johnson buried?

  • The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Texas
  • Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee

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Angels on your pillowAndrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee

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