Philip Johnson (congressman)

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Philip Johnson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – January 29, 1867
Preceded by James Hepburn Campbell
Succeeded by Daniel Myers Van Auken
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th district
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863
Preceded by William Harrison Dimmick
Succeeded by Henry Wells Tracy
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1818-01-17)January 17, 1818
Knowlton Township, New Jersey
Died January 29, 1867(1867-01-29) (aged 49)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic

Philip Johnson (January 17, 1818 – January 29, 1867) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Philip Johnson was born in Polkville in Knowlton Township, New Jersey. He moved to Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania, in 1839. He attended the common schools and Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, from 1842 to 1844. He was a plantation tutor in Mississippi from 1844 to 1846. He returned to Pennsylvania, studied law, and attended Union Law School in Easton. He was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced practice in Easton. He served as county court clerk from 1848 to 1853. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1853 and 1854. He served as revenue commissioner of the third judicial district in 1859 and 1860. He was a delegate to the 1864 Democratic National Convention.

Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses and until his death in Washington, D.C. Interment in Easton Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Dimmick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Henry W. Tracy
Preceded by
James H. Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
Daniel M. Van Auken