Josiah S. Johnston

Josiah Stoddard Johnston (* November 24, 1784 in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, † May 19, 1833 at the Red River, Louisiana) was an American politician who represented the state of Louisiana in both chambers of Congress.

A native of New England Josiah Johnston moved with his father to Kentucky in 1788, but then went to Connecticut to school. In 1802 he graduated from the Transylvania University in Lexington, before he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Alexandria, which was at that time at the Orleans Territory. From 1805 to 1812 he was a member of the Territorial Parliament.

During the British - American War of 1812 Johnston put on a regiment for the defense of New Orleans; However, he reached the city with his men only when the battle was already beaten. Subsequently, he worked in agriculture and until 1821 as a district judge. On March 4 of this year, he moved as a representative of the Democratic-Republican Party, a House of Representatives of the United States, where he remained until March 3, 1823. When trying to re-election, he failed to Edward Livingston.

On January 15, 1824 Johnston returned to the Congress. He succeeds the retiring U.S. Senator James Brown, where he by the governor also won the next election in 1825 after his appointment; In 1831 he was confirmed a second time. At this time he was a member of the National Republican Party. In the Senate, he was from 1826 to 1827 before the Trade Committee.

Josiah Johnston was born on May 19, 1833 in the explosion of the steamboat Lioness on the Red River killed. He was buried in Pineville.

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