Joseph T. Johnson

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Joseph Travis Johnson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
In office
January 24, 1916 – May 8, 1919
Appointed by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Henry Hitt Watkins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1901 – April 19, 1915
Preceded by Stanyarne Wilson
Succeeded by Samuel J. Nicholls
Personal details
Born (1858-02-28)February 28, 1858
Brewerton, South Carolina
Died May 8, 1919(1919-05-08) (aged 61)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Erskine College
Vanderbilt University

Joseph Travis Johnson (February 28, 1858 – May 8, 1919) was a United States Representative and federal judge from South Carolina. He was born in Brewerton, South Carolina. He attended the common schools and was graduated from Erskine College, Due West, South Carolina in 1879. He received an LL.B. from Vanderbilt University in 1883. He taught school for several years. Later, he studied law and he was admitted to the bar in 1883. He practiced law in Laurens, South Carolina and later in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1901, until April 19, 1915, when he resigned. After leaving Congress, he received a recess appointment from Woodrow Wilson on November 9, 1915, to a new seat. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 24, 1916, and received his commission the same day. He served as a Federal judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina from 1915 until his death in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1919. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Position established
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of South Carolina
1916 – 1919
Succeeded by
Henry Hitt Watkins
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Stanyarne Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

1901 – 1915
Succeeded by
Samuel J. Nicholls