Harvey H. Johnson

Harvey Hull Johnson ( born September 7, 1808 in West Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont; † February 4, 1896 in Owatonna, Minnesota ) was an American politician. Between 1853 and 1855 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Harvey Johnson attended the public schools of his home and the Middlebury Academy. After a subsequent law degree in 1833 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession in Akron (Ohio ). In 1837 he was also postmaster of this city. Around the year 1848 he moved to Ashland. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1852 Johnson was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alexander Harper on March 4, 1853. Since he has not been confirmed in 1854, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1855. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War.

In 1855, Johnson moved to Winona, Minnesota, where he practiced law. He also went into the railway business. He became president of the Winona & St. Peter Railroad. Since 1865 he lived in Owatonna, where he worked again as a lawyer. Between 1867 and 1870 he was there mayor and municipal judge. In this city he died on February 4, 1896.