Rienzi Melville Johnston

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Rienzi Melville Johnston
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United States Senator
from Texas
In office
January 4, 1913 – January 29, 1913
Preceded by Joseph W. Bailey
Succeeded by Morris Sheppard
Personal details
Born (1849-09-09)September 9, 1849
Sandersville, Georgia
Died February 28, 1926(1926-02-28) (aged 76)
Houston, Texas
Political party Democratic

Rienzi Melville Johnston (September 9, 1849 – February 28, 1926) was an American newspaperman and Democratic Party politician from Houston, Texas. He headed the Houston Post for many years, and in 1913 served a month in the United States Senate when Governor Colquitt appointed him to complete the term of the resigned Senator Bailey.

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Texas Senate
Preceded by
Louis H. Bailey
Texas State Senator
from District 16

1917–1920
Succeeded by
Lynch Davidson
United States Senate
Preceded by
Joseph W. Bailey
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Texas
1913
Succeeded by
Morris Sheppard