Thomas Johnson (Kansas politician)

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Portrait of Thomas Johnson

Thomas Johnson (July 11, 1802 – January 2, 1865[1]) was a Methodist missionary and a member of the Kansas territorial legislature. Johnson County, Kansas is named for him.[2] Johnson was a known slave holder in Kansas and sided strongly with the proslavery group in Kansas.[citation needed] Johnson was pro-Southern but had signed a Unionist pledge.[citation needed]

Death[edit]

Johnson was murdered at his home in 1865.[citation needed] It is a mystery whether he was robbed or whether he was killed for political purposes.[citation needed]

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