Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson Picture (in his home) - Johnson City, Tennessee




  • Seventeenth President (1865-1869)
  • Birthday: December 29, 1808 (Thursday)
  • Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of Death: July 31, 1875 (Saturday)
  • Place of Death: Elizabethtown, Tennessee
  • Place of Burial: Andrew Johnson National Cemetery
  • Cause of Death: Stroke
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 2340 days
  • Religion: Unaffiliated Christian
  • Party: Democrat

Andrew Johnson Offices Held

  • U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1875)
  • Vice President (1865)
  • Military Governor of Tennessee (1862-1865)
  • U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1857-1862)
  • Governor of Tennessee (1853-1857)
  • U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1843-1853)

Andrew Johnson Nicknames

  • The Tennessee Tailor
  • Father of the Homestead Act
  • Andy Johnson

Andrew Johnson Pets

  • White Mice (Left flour out for a family of them)

Andrew Johnson Personal Traits

  • Height: 5 feet – 10 inches

Andrew Johnson Quotes

The goal to strive for is a poor government but a rich people.
I feel incompetent to perform duties...which have been so unexpectedly thrown upon me.
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it.
If I am shot at, I want no man to be in the way of the bullet.
If the rabble were lopped off at one end and the aristocrats at the other, all would be well with the country.
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
There are no good laws but such as repeal other laws.

Andrew Johnson Timeline – Family

  • April 17, 1778 Jacob Johnson (Father) born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • July 17, 1783 Mary “Polly” McDonough Johnson (Mother) born in Beaufort County, North Carolina.
  • September 9, 1801 Jacob Johnson (Father) marries Mary “Polly” McDonough (Mother).
  • October 10, 1804 William Johnson (Brother) born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • March 14, 1806 Elizabeth Johnson (Sister) born (she would die as a child with that date unknown).
  • December 29, 1808 Andrew Johnson born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • October 4, 1810 Eliza McCardle Johnson (Wife) born in Telford, Tennessee.
  • January 4, 1812 Jacob Johnson (Father) dies in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • May 17, 1827 Andrew Johnson marries Eliza McCardle (Wife) in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • October 25, 1828 Martha Johnson Patterson (Daughter) born in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • February 19, 1830 Charles Johnson (son) born in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • May 8, 1832 Mary Johnson Stover (Daughter) born in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • February 22, 1834 Robert Johnson (Son) born in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • August 5, 1852 Andrew Johnson, Jr. (Son) born in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • February 13, 1856 Mary “Polly” McDonough Johnson (Mother) dies in Green County, Tennessee.
  • April 4, 1863 Charles Johnson (son) dies in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • October 24, 1865 William Johnson (Brother) dies in Columbia, Brazoria, Texas.
  • April 22, 1869 Robert Johnson (Son) dies in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • July 31, 1875 Andrew Johnson dies in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
  • January 15, 1876 Eliza McCardle Johnson (Wife) dies in Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • March 12, 1879 Andrew Johnson, Jr. (Son) dies in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
  • April 19, 1883 Mary Johnson Stover (Daughter) dies in Bluff City, Tennessee.
  • July 10, 1901 Martha Johnson Patterson (Daughter) dies in Greeneville, Tennessee.

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