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Samuel Johnston

  • Birth 15 Dec 1733 Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
  • Death 17 Aug 1816 Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 8054727

North Carolina Governor, US Senator. He served in both the house of commons and senate of North Carolina. He was a member of the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1781. He was elected as the first President of the Congress, after the Articles of Confederation was signed, creating the United States, but he declined the nomination. He served as the Governor of North Carolina from 1787 to 1889 until he was elected as a U.S. Senator (1789 to 1793).

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  • Originally Created by: Evening Blues
  • Added: 2 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8054727
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Johnston (15 Dec 1733–17 Aug 1816), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8054727, citing Johnston Family Cemetery, Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .