Andrew  Johnson

Andrew Johnson (1808 - 1875)

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President Andrew Johnson
Born in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, USAmap
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Husband of — married in Warrensburg, Greene County, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Carter's Station, Tennessee, USAmap
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Preceded by
16th President
Abraham Lincoln

Preceded by
15th Vice President

Hannibal Hamlin

Preceded by
14th Governor

William B. Campbell

16th Governor
Isham G. Harris

Preceded by
James C. Jones

Preceded by
William Gannaway Brownlow
Andrew Johnson
17th President of the
United States
Presidential Seal

16th Vice President
of the United States
Vice-Presidential Seal

15th Governor of

Military Governor
of Tennessee


US Senator (Class 1)
from Tennessee

Seal of the US Senate
US Senator (Class 1)
from Tennessee

Succeeded by
18th President
Ulysses S. Grant

Succeeded by
17th Vice President

Schuyler Colfax

Succeeded by
16th Governor

Isham G. Harris

Acting Governor
Edward H. East

Succeeded by
Vacant 1862 – 1866
Secession, Civil War
& Reconstruction

Succeeded by
David M. Key


17th President of The United States, United States Senator, Military Governor of Tennessee. He was the first president to be impeached.


Andrew Johnson was born in a log home, December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, the son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (McDonough) Johnson. He was the brother of William Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson.


Andrew was born to illiterate parents and received no education. He did not learn to read and write until later in life. [2] Johnson grew up in poverty. His widowed mother worked as a washerwoman which was considered an unrespectable trade. She sent both her sons to be tailor's apprentices. This is when Andrew began to learn to read and write. He was bound to stay with the tailor until age 21. Andrew and his brother ran away when Andrew was 15. [3]

By the time he was 18, Andrew was in Greeneville County, Tennessee where he met and married 16 year old Eliza McCardle on May 17, 1827 in Warrensburg, Greene County, Tennessee. They had the following children:

  1. Martha (Johnson) Patterson,
  2. Charles Johnson,
  3. Mary Johnson,
  4. Robert Johnson and
  5. Andrew Johnson Jr.

Andrew died July 31, 1875 in Carter's Station, Tenness, USA. he is buried at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Greene CountyTennessee, USA[4]



Papers of Andrew Johnson 8 vols., ed. by L. P. Graf et al. (1967-90)


  1. Died in office, vacant July 31, 1875 – August 18, 1875 when successor appointed.
  2. Miller Center Presidential Bios
  3. PBS History, Andrew Johnson
  4. Find A Grave

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