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 William Johnson

William Johnson

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 24 Aug 1834 (aged 62)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 5781 · View Source
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United States Supreme Court Associate Justice. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he studied law at Princeton, where he graduated in 1790 and was admitted to the bar in 1793. He was a state legislator and a judge in South Carolina, when nominated for the position of Associate Justice by President Thomas Jefferson on March 22, 1804. Johnson was the first of Jefferson's appointments to the Supreme Court and was thought to have the most similar beliefs about the Constitution. As a Justice, Johnson was a very independent mind and was noted for many landmark Supreme Court decisions of the time. He served in office until his death at age 62 in New York City.

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  • Added: 28 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5781
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Johnson (27 Dec 1771–24 Aug 1834), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5781, citing Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .