See also:president of the
See also:United States, was
See also:born at
See also:Bryant's Station,
See also:Kentucky, on the 17th of
See also:October 1781 . He was admitted to the
See also:bar in 1800, and became prominent as a lawyer and Democratic politician, serving in the Federal
See also:House of Representatives and in the
See also:Senate for many years . From 1837 to 1841 he was vice-president of the United States, to which position he was elected over
See also:Granger, by the Senate, none of the four candidates for the vice-
See also:presidency having received a majority of the electoral votes . The opposition to
See also:Johnson within the party greatly increased during his
See also:term, and the Democratic
See also:convention of 184o adopted the unprecedented course of refusing to nominate anyone for the vice-presidency . In the ensuing election Johnson received most of the Democratic electoral votes, but was defeated by the Whig
See also:John Tyler . He died in
See also:Frankfort, Kentucky, on the 19th of
See also:November 185o .
RICHARD JOHNSON (1573–1659 ?)
SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784)
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