John Neely Johnson


John Neely Johnson Famous memorial

Johnson, Gibson County, Indiana, USA
Death 31 Aug 1872 (aged 47)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Section H, Lot 29
Memorial ID 14986499 View Source

California Governor. A member of the American or "Know-Nothing" party, he was elected the fourth Governor of California in 1855. During his administration, California's first railroad was completed and the first wagon road over the Sierra Nevada Mountains was opened. Johnson provided funding for the new State Capital but had difficulty controlling the San Francisco Vigilance Committee, which summarily lynched suspected wrongdoers. He was not a candidate for re-election in 1857, and left office the following year. After relocating to Reno, Nevada, he served as President of the Second Nevada Constitutional Convention.

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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 20 Jul 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Neely Johnson (2 Aug 1825–31 Aug 1872), Find a Grave Memorial ID 14986499, citing Fort Douglas Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .