Andrew Johnson
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1808
Date of Death: 1875
Cause of Death: Stroke
Religion: Christianity (no particular denomination)
Occupation: Tailor, Politician
Spouse: Eliza Johnson
Children: Five
Political Party: Democratic Party (1829-1864; 1869-1875)
National Union Party (1864-1869)
Political Office(s): United States Representative from Tennessee,
Governor of Tennessee (1853-57),
United States Senator from Tennessee,
Military Governor of Tennessee,
Vice President of the United States (March-April, 1865),
President of the United States (1865-9)
Turtledove Appearances:
"Must and Shall"
POD: July 12, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Political Party: Radical Republican Party (1864)
Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the 17th President of the United States (1865-9), succeeding to the Presidency upon the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He is one of only two U.S. Presidents to be impeached, the other one being Bill Clinton. He is also the only former President to serve as a Senator after his presidency, which he did from March 1875 until his death later that year.

Johnson served as a United States Senator from Tennessee at the beginning of the American Civil War. He was the only Southern Senator not to quit his post upon secession, and became the most prominent War Democrat from the South. In 1862 President Lincoln appointed Johnson military governor of Tennessee, where he proved energetic and effective in fighting the rebellion. Johnson was nominated for the Vice President slot in 1864 on the National Union Party ticket, displacing incumbent Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, with Lincoln running for re-election.

Andrew Johnson in "Must and Shall"Edit

When Abraham Lincoln was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter at Fort Stevens on July 12, 1864, Hannibal Hamlin became President, and Andrew Johnson,[1] whom Lincoln had chosen to replace Hamlin as Vice President, was sidelined. On July 21, Johnson could do nothing but glare up from the audience as Hamlin was inaugurated.[2]

Andrew Johnson in The Guns of the South Edit

Tennessee politician Andrew Johnson became the vice-presidential candidate of the breakaway "Radical Republicans" in 1864, running with John C. Frémont. The Frémont-Johnson ticket came third in the popular vote but last in the electoral college. They received 436,337 popular votes and only three electoral votes from Kansas.[3]

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