Perley B. Johnson

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Perley Brown Johnson
Perley B. Johnson (Morgan County).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded by James Mathews
Succeeded by Isaac Parrish
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Morgan County district
In office
December 2, 1833 – December 6, 1835
Preceded by Erastus Hoskins
Succeeded by B. W. Conklin
Personal details
Born (1798-09-08)September 8, 1798
Marietta, Northwest Territory
Died February 9, 1870(1870-02-09) (aged 71)
McConnelsville, Ohio
Resting place McConnelsville Cemetery
Political party Whig
Spouse(s) Mary Manchester Dodge
Children five

Perley Brown Johnson (September 8, 1798 – February 9, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in the blockhouse in Marietta, Ohio, Johnson attended the public schools. He studied medicine. He commenced practice in Marietta in 1822. He moved to McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, in 1823 and continued practice. He served as clerk of the court of common pleas in 1825. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835. Presidential elector in 1840 for Harrison/Tyler.[1] Johnson was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843–March 3, 1845). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of medicine in McConnelsville, Ohio. Discontinued the practice of his profession in 1847 on account of ill health and lived in retirement until his death in McConnelsville, Ohio, February 9, 1870. He was interred in McConnelsville Cemetery. On December 6, 1825, Johnson married Mary Manchester Dodge. They had five children, four of whom survived him. Perley B. Johnson, Jr. died July 18, 1863 during the charge upon Fort Wagner during the American Civil War.[2]


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 193
  2. ^ Robertson 1886 : 272

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Mathews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 13th congressional district

March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845
Succeeded by
Isaac Parrish