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Andrew Johnson
Birth: Dec. 29, 1808
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1875
Carter County
Tennessee, USA

17th United States President. He was the first president to be impeached and tried for alleged misconduct in office. After President Johnson notified Congress on February 21, 1868, that he had removed Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War and replaced him with Adjutant-General Lorenzo Thomas, it took the House of Representatives only three days to impeach him for "high crimes and misdemeanors." Meanwhile, Stanton refused to abandon his office and had Thomas arrested for attempting to exercise the duties of the Secretary of War. Johnson's trial in the Senate, which he did not attend, began on March 23 and was presided over by Chief Justice Salmon B. Chase. There were eleven articles of impeachment. On May 16, the Senate voted on the eleventh article, which included many of the charges contained in the preceding articles. Johnson was acquitted by one vote; the 35-19 count was just short of the necessary two-thirds majority for conviction. He later became a Senator. It is said that before he died, Andrew Johnson requested that his body be wrapped in the American Flag and have a copy of the Constitution placed beneath his head. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Johnson (1778 - 1812)
  Mary McDonough Johnson Daugherty (1782 - 1856)
  Eliza McCardle Johnson (1810 - 1876)*
  Martha Johnson Patterson (1828 - 1901)*
  Charles Johnson (1830 - 1863)*
  Mary Johnson Brown (1832 - 1883)*
  Robert Johnson (1834 - 1869)*
  Andrew Johnson (1852 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Stroke
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
Greene County
Tennessee, USA
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You were at least one of my favorites, no matter what others say.NC proud.
- A.L.C.C.R. III
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014
Rest in peace Mr President!
- Jean
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014

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