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Joseph Johnston

Member From: 1818 - 1819

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  • Birth Date: December 19, 1785 Birth Place:Orange County, Virginia
  • Death Date: February 27, 1877
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Sarah (Sally) Smith
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  • Military Service: Captain of the Harrison Riflemen during the War of 1812;
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  • Additional Info Links: https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi01967.xml#bioghist_1.1
  • Additional Info: First popularly elected governor of Virginia on 1 January 1852
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: U.S. House of Representatives: 1823-1826, 1831-1832, 1835-1840, 1845-1846
    Virginia Constitutional Convention: 1850
    Governor of Virginia: 1852-1855
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1818-1819 Harrison Armory
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