Charles Clement Johnston

Charles Clement Johnston (* April 30, 1795 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia; † June 17, 1832 in Alexandria, Virginia ) was an American politician. In the years 1831 and 1832, he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Johnston was the older brother of Congressman and General in the Confederate States, Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891), and the uncle of U.S. Senator John W. Johnston ( 1818-1889 ). He was taught at home. In 1811 he moved with his parents to the vicinity of Abingdon. After a subsequent law degree in 1818 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working there in this profession. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1830 Johnston was in the 22nd electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Draper on March 4, 1831. But he could exercise only until June 17, 1831 this mandate. On this day he drowned in an accident in the port of Alexandria. As a result, its predecessor Draper was elected his successor.