Andrew Johnson

17th President of the United States
(April 15, 1865 to March 3, 1869)

Nickname: None

Born: December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina
Died: July 31, 1875, in Carter's Station, Tennessee

Father: Jacob Johnson
Mother: Mary McDonough Johnson
Married: Eliza McCardle (1810-1876), on May 5, 1827
Children: Martha Johnson (1828-1901); Charles Johnson (1830-63); Mary Johnson (1832-83); Robert Johnson (1834-69); Andrew Johnson (1852-79)

Religion: No formal affiliation
Education: No formal education
Occupation: Tailor, public official
Political Party: Democratic
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $25,000/year

Presidential Election Results:


Never ran for president.

Vice President: None

Secretary of State
William H. Seward (1865-69)
Secretary of the Treasury
Hugh McCulloch (1865-69)
Secretary of War
Edwin M. Stanton (1865-68)
John M. Schofield (1868-69)
Attorney General
James Speed (1865-66)
Henry Stanbery (1866-68)
William M. Evarts (1868-69)
Postmaster General
William Dennison (1865-66)
Alexander W. Randall (1866-69)
Secretary of the Navy
Gideon Welles (1865-69)
Secretary of the Interior
John P. Usher (1865)
James Harlan (1865-66)
Orville Browning (1866-69)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Andrew Johnson -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Andrew Johnson -- from The American Presidency
Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Michael Les Benedict of Ohio State University, along with suggestions for further reading.
Andrew Johnson -- from The American President
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other websites, and lesson plans.
Andrew Johnson -- from
Complete biography powered by World Book Online.
Andrew Johnson's Obituary -- from Dead Presidents
The text from page 1 of The New York Times, August 1, 1875. Placed on the web by Manus Hand.
Andrew Johnson -- from the North Carolina Encyclopedia
A very text-rich biography on this North Carolina native.
Historical Documents:
Treaty with Russia (1867)
Other Internet Resources:
Andrew Johnson National Historical Site
Tourist information on this Greeneville, Tennessee park provided by the National Park Service.
Andrew Johnson's Inauguration
Details of Johnson's Inauguration. Johnson never made an Inaugural Address.
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