: Carte de visite photograph of President Andrew Johnson, from the Sherman Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1865-1880.
Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 29, 1808. After moving to Tennessee, he served several terms in the state legislature from 1835 to 1837 and from 1839 to 1843. In 1843, Tennessee voters elected Johnson to the U.S. House of Representatives, a seat he held for a decade. Johnson won the Tennessee governor's race in 1852 and held this position from 1853 until 1857. He was chosen as Abraham Lincoln's vice-presidential candidate in 1864, and became President of the United States on April 15, 1865, upon the assassination of Lincoln. He was reelected for a second term and served until March 4, 1869.
He died on July 31, 1875, in Elizabethton, Tennessee. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04256 Subjects
: Ohio History--Presidents and Politics; Vice-Presidential candidates--United States; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Places
: Tennessee; Washington D.C.