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Andrew JohnsonA Chronology of Andrew Johnson's Life and Career

Andrew Johnson was a typical man of the frontier. A tailor by profession, he was the only President who had never gone to school. A serious man, he had neither tact nor humor, but he was honest, brave, and intelligent. An unshakable faith in the Constitution guided his actions during his 20 years as a U.S. Representative, a Governor, a President, and a U.S. Senator.

December 29, 1808 Andrew Johnson Birthplace Born in Raleigh, North Carolina.
~1822   Apprenticed to a tailor.
1826 A Johnson Tailor Moved to Greeneville, Tennessee.
May 17, 1827   Married Eliza McCardle.
1830-1833   Served as Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee.
1834   Elected Mayor of Greeneville.
1835   Elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives.
1839   Elected again to the Tennessee House of Representatives.
1840   Campaigned as a Democratic elector-st-large for Martin Van Buren.
1841   Elected to the Tennessee State Senate.
1843-1853   Member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
1853-1857   Governor of Tennessee.
1857-1862   U.S. Senator.
1861   Refused to secede with Tennessee.
1862-1865   Military Governor of Tennessee.
1864   Elected Vice-President of the United States.
April 15, 1865 Andrew Johnson's Administration Succeeded to the presidency.
1868   Acquitted in impeachment trial.
1869   Robert Johnson committed suicide.
1874   Elected to the U.S. Senate.
July 31, 1875 Andrew Johnson's Grave Died at Carter Station, Tennessee.

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