John Johnson (Ohio congressman)

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John Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by Moses Hoagland
Succeeded by Edward Ball
Member of the Ohio Senate from Coshocton County & other counties
In office
December 5, 1842 - December 1, 1844
Preceded by Byram Leonard
Succeeded by Jacob B. Koch
Personal details
Born County Tyrone, Ireland
Died February 5, 1867
Coshocton, Ohio
Resting place Oakbridge Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Harriet Humrickhouse
Children none
Religion Presbyterian

John Johnson (1805 – February 5, 1867) was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Ohio.

John Johnson was born in County Tyrone, Ireland. He came to the United States in 1816, and to Coshocton, Ohio in 1820.[1] He learned the tanner's trade from his step-father, James Renfrew. He was a member of the merchandising and banking firm, W. K. Johnson & Co.[1] He entered politics in 1843, serving in the Ohio Senate, then later as a delegate from Coshocton County to the Ohio state Constitutional Convention in 1850 and 1851. Later he served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio's 16th District from 1851 to 1853.

He is buried at Oakbridge Cemetery in Coshocton, Ohio.

Johnson was a member of the Presbyterian church. He was married to Harriet Humrickhouse, and had no children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Hunt, William E. (1876). Historical Collections of Coshocton County, Ohio: A Complete Panorama of the ... Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. p. 242. 

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