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Josiah S. Johnston

Josiah Stoddard Johnston
United States Senator
from Louisiana
In office
January 15, 1824 – May 19, 1833
Preceded by James Brown
Succeeded by Alexander Porter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's at-large district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by Thomas Butler
Succeeded by District inactive
Personal details
Born (1784-11-24)November 24, 1784
Salisbury, Connecticut
Died May 19, 1833(1833-05-19) (aged 48)
Red River, Louisiana
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Eliza Sibley

Josiah Stoddard Johnston (November 24, 1784 – May 19, 1833) was a defense of New Orleans, but reached the city after the battle. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and was a State district judge from 1812 to 1821.

Johnston was elected to the Seventeenth Congress, serving from March 4, 1821 to March 3, 1823; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1822 to the Eighteenth Congress. In 1824 he was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Brown; he elected to the Senate in 1825 and was reelected in 1831, serving from January 15, 1824, until his death, caused by an explosion on the steamboat Lioness, on the Red River in Louisiana, May 19, 1833. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Commerce (Nineteenth Congress); interment was in Rapides Cemetery, Pineville, Louisiana.

His half-brother, Albert Sidney Johnston, was a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War.[1]

References

  1. ^ , (1878).The Life of General Albert Sydney Johnston: Embracing His Services in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate StatesJohnston, William Preston "

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Butler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's at-large congressional district

1821–1823
Succeeded by
Edward Livingston
United States Senate
Preceded by
James Brown
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Louisiana
1824–1833
Served alongside: George A. Waggaman
Succeeded by
Alexander Porter
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