William Johnston (congressman)

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William Johnston
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
Preceded by Samuel Shellabarger
Succeeded by James Randolph Hubbell
Personal details
Born 1819
Died May 1, 1866 (age 46 or 47)
Mansfield, Ohio
Resting place Mansfield Cemetery
Political party Democratic

William Johnston (1819 – May 1, 1866) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Ireland in 1819, Johnston Immigrated to the United States and settled in Ohio. He attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Mansfield, Ohio, from 1859 to 1863.

Johnston was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1864 to the Thirty-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Mansfield, Ohio, May 1, 1866. He was interred in Mansfield Cemetery.


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Shellabargar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
James R. Hubbell