James A. Johnson (California politician)
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James Augustus Johnson
|14th Lieutenant Governor of California|
December 9, 1875 – January 14, 1880
|Preceded by||William Irwin|
|Succeeded by||John Mansfield|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives from California's 3rd district|
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1871
|Preceded by||John Bidwell|
|Succeeded by||John M. Coghlan|
|Member of the California Assembly|
|Preceded by||J. A. Clarke, R. D. Hill|
|Succeeded by||John Dougherty, Thomas Wright|
|Born||May 16, 1829|
Spartanburg, South Carolina
|Died||May 11, 1896 (aged 65)|
|Resting place||Woodlawn Cemetery, Colma, California.|
Johnson was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. When he was quite young he moved with his parents to Arkansas where he attended the common schools. He moved to California in 1853. He studied medicine and was graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859, then commenced the practice of law in Downieville, California.
Johnson served as a member of the California State Assembly in 1859 and 1860, representing Sierra County. He was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives for the Fortieth and Forty-first U.S. Congresses, serving from March 4, 1867 until March 3, 1871. He served as Lieutenant Governor of California from 1875 until 1880. After leaving office he moved to San Francisco. He served as registrar of voters in 1883 and 1884.
He continued practicing law until his death in San Francisco at age 66. He was interred in the Masonic Cemetery, and in 1931 was re-interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in Colma, California.
- United States Congress. "James A. Johnson (id: J000145)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
J. A. Clarke, R. D. Hill
| Member of the California Assembly from the 20th District
(with Joshiah Lefever, then Thomas J. Haliday)
John Dougherty, Thomas Wright
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd congressional district
John M. Coghlan
Acting Lieutenant Governor
| Lieutenant Governor of California
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