William Johnston (congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
|Preceded by||Samuel Shellabarger|
|Succeeded by||James Randolph Hubbell|
|Died||May 1, 1866 (age 46 or 47)
|Resting place||Mansfield Cemetery|
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Born in Ireland in 1819, Johnston Immigrated to the United States and settled in Ohio. He attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Mansfield, Ohio, from 1859 to 1863.
Johnston was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Mansfield, Ohio, May 1, 1866. He was interred in Mansfield Cemetery.
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