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Philip Johnson
Birth: Jan. 17, 1818
Polkville
Warren County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 1867
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Congressman. Elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-Seventh and two succeeding Congresses, representing Pennsylvania's 13th and 11th Districts, he served from 1861 until his death in office. Johnson was born in Polkville, Warren County, New Jersey. He trained as a teacher at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania (1842 to 1844) and was a private tutor on a Mississippi plantation for two years before returning to Easton to attend Union Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1848. Prior to his election to Congress he was Northampton County Court Clerk (1848 to 1853), a member of the State House of Representatives (1853 to 1854), and Revenue Commissioner for the Third Judicial District (1859 to 1860). In 1864 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Johnson died in Washington, DC, and his funeral was held in the House Chamber. There is a cenotaph in his memory at Congressional Cemetery. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2005
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