John Johnson (Ohio congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
|Preceded by||Moses Hoagland|
|Succeeded by||Edward Ball|
|Born||County Tyrone, Ireland|
|Died||February 5, 1867
|Resting place||Oakbridge Cemetery|
John Johnson was born in County Tyrone, Ireland. He came to the United States in 1816, and to Coshocton, Ohio in 1820. He learned the tanner's trade from his step-father, James Renfrew. He was a member of the merchandising and banking firm, W. K. Johnson & Co. He entered politics in 1843, serving in the Ohio Senate, then later as a delegate from Coshocton County to the Ohio state Constitutional Convention in 1850 and 1851. Later he served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio's 16th District from 1851 to 1853.
He is buried at Oakbridge Cemetery in Coshocton, Ohio.
- Hunt, William E. (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio: A Complete Panorama of the .... Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. p. 242.
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