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RMJohnsonVP







9th Vice President
Political Party Democratic
Term March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841  (56-60)
President Martin Van Buren
Predecessor Martin Van Buren
Successor John Tyler




Full Name Richard Mentor Johnson
Birth

October 17, 1780

Beargrass, Kentucky

Father Robert Johnson  (1745-1815)
Mother Jemima Suggett  (1753-1814)
Brothers

James Johnson  (1774-1826)

William Johnson  (1775-1814)

Benjamin Johnson  (1784-1849)

Robert Johnson  (1786-1819)

John Telemachus Johnson  (1788-1856)

Joel Johnson  (1790-1846)

George Washington Johnson  (1792-1810)

Henry Johnson  (1794-1862)

Sisters

Elizabeth Johnson Payne  (1772-1846)

Sarah Johnson Ward  (1778-1816)

Alma Mater Transylvania University  (1799)
Military Service

Colonel

United States Army

1812-1814

Occupation

Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives  (1841-1843, 1850)

Representative from Kentucky's 13th District  (1833-1837)

Representative from Kentucky's 5th District  (1829-1833)

U.S. Senator from Kentucky  (1819-1829)

Representative from Kentucky's 3rd District  (1813-1819)

Representative from Kentucky's 4th District  (1807-1813)

Store Owner

Lawyer

Death

November 19, 1850

Frankfort, Kentucky

(70 years)




Marriages
Julia Chinn  (1780-1833)

Common-law marriage began in 1810

Widowed 1833

(23 years)




Children

Adaline Chinn Johnson Scott

(m.1832 Thomas Scott)

Born 1812

Died 1836

(24 years)

Imogene Chinn Johnson Pence

(m.1830 Daniel Pence)

Born 1812

Died 1883

(71 years)

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