Perley B. Johnson
|Perley Brown Johnson|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
|Preceded by||James Mathews|
|Succeeded by||Isaac Parrish|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Morgan County district
December 2, 1833 – December 6, 1835
|Preceded by||Erastus Hoskins|
|Succeeded by||B. W. Conklin|
September 8, 1798|
Marietta, Northwest Territory
|Died||February 9, 1870
|Resting place||McConnelsville Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Manchester Dodge|
Born in the blockhouse in Marietta, Ohio, Johnson attended the public schools. He studied medicine. He commenced practice in Marietta in 1822. He moved to McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, in 1823 and continued practice. He served as clerk of the court of common pleas in 1825. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835. Presidential elector in 1840 for Harrison/Tyler. Johnson was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843–March 3, 1845). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of medicine in McConnelsville, Ohio. Discontinued the practice of his profession in 1847 on account of ill health and lived in retirement until his death in McConnelsville, Ohio, February 9, 1870. He was interred in McConnelsville Cemetery. On December 6, 1825, Johnson married Mary Manchester Dodge. They had five children, four of whom survived him. Perley B. Johnson, Jr. died July 18, 1863 during the charge upon Fort Wagner during the American Civil War.
- Perley B. Johnson at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 193.
- Robertson, Charles (1886). History of Morgan County, Ohio, with Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Chicago: L H Watkins and Co. p. 272.
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