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Andrew Johnson (1808 – 1875)

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Facts about Andrew Johnson

Term
:
17th President of the United States (1865 – 1869)
Born
:
December 29, 1808, Raleigh, North Carolina
Political Party
:
Democrat; Unionist
Died
:
July 31, 1875
Nickname
:
None
Religion
:
No formal affiliation
Marriage
:
May 17, 1827, to Eliza McCardle (1810–1876)
Children
:
Martha (1828–1901), Charles (1830–1863), Mary (1832–1883), Robert (1834–1869), Andrew (1852–1879)
Career
:
Tailor; Public Official
Buried
:
Greeneville, Tennessee
Writings

Papers of Andrew Johnson, 8 vols., ed. by L. P. Graf et al. (1967-90)


The grief of the nation is still fresh.
December 4, 1865

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Hans Trefousse

The late Professor Trefousse was a professor emeritus of history at Brooklyn College, The City University of New York (CUNY). His writings include:

First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln’s Reputation During His Administration (Fordham University Press, 2005)

Impeachment of a President: Andrew Johnson, the Blacks, and Reconstruction (Fordham University Press, 1999)

Andrew Johnson (American Political Biography Press, 1998)

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