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 Rienzi Melville Johnston

Rienzi Melville Johnston

Birth
Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia, USA
Death 28 Feb 1926 (aged 76)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Section H-2 Lot 114
Memorial ID 18075 · View Source
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US Senator. Although only 12 years old, he enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861 at the start of the Civil War, and served as a drummer until the war's end. After the war and upon reaching adulthood he launched a journalism and newspaper publishing career, eventually establishing the "Houston (TX) Post", and serving as editor-in-chief. He was appointed as a Democratic Senator from Texas to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Joseph W. Bailey. His Senate term was brief, lasting from January 4 to January 29, 1913. He later served a single term in the Texas State Senate before retiring from the newspaper business.


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  • Added: 25 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rienzi Melville Johnston (9 Sep 1849–28 Feb 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18075, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .