Benjamin Johnson (judge)

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Benjamin Johnson
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arkansas
In office
June 29, 1836 – October 2, 1849
Appointed byAndrew Jackson
Preceded bySeat established by 5 Stat. 50
Succeeded byDaniel Ringo
Personal details
Born
Benjamin Johnson

(1784-01-22)January 22, 1784
Johnson Station,
District of Kentucky, Virginia
DiedOctober 2, 1849(1849-10-02) (aged 65)
Lexington, Kentucky
Educationread law

Benjamin Johnson (January 22, 1784 – October 2, 1849) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arkansas.

Education and career[edit]

Born on January 22, 1784, in Johnson Station (now Great Crossing) in what is now Scott County, District of Kentucky, Virginia (now Kentucky), Johnson read law. He entered private practice in Georgetown, Kentucky. He was a planter in Scott County, Kentucky. He was a Judge of the Kentucky Circuit Court. He was a Judge of the Superior Court of Arkansas Territory from 1821 to 1836.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Following the admission of the State of Arkansas to the Union on June 15, 1836, Johnson was nominated by President Andrew Jackson on June 27, 1836, to the United States District Court for the District of Arkansas, to a new seat authorized by 5 Stat. 50. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1836, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on October 2, 1849, due to his death in Lexington, Kentucky.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 5 Stat. 50
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Arkansas
1836–1849
Succeeded by
Daniel Ringo