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James Johnson
A man with thick, black hair wearing a white shirt and dark jacket
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1825 – August 13, 1826
Preceded by John Telemachus Johnson
Succeeded by Robert L. McHatton
Personal details
Born (1774-01-01)January 1, 1774
Orange County, Virginia Colony, British America
Died August 13, 1826(1826-08-13) (aged 52)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Military service
Rank Lieutenant colonel
Battles/wars War of 1812

James Johnson (January 1, 1774 – August 13, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, brother of Richard Mentor Johnson and John Telemachus Johnson and uncle of Robert Ward Johnson.

Born in Orange County in the Virginia Colony, Johnson moved with his father to Kentucky in 1779. He pursued preparatory studies. He was a member of the State senate in 1808. He served as lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812. Contractor for furnishing supplies to troops on the western frontier in 1819 and 1820. (See: Yellowstone expedition) He served as presidential elector on the ticket of Monroe and Tompkins in 1820.

Johnson was elected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1825, until his death in Washington, D.C., August 13, 1826. He was interred in the family cemetery, Great Crossings, Kentucky.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John T. Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert L. McHatton

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