Throughout his career Johnson remained active with various other endeavors. He has been a long-standing member of the board of trustees at Benedict College. Read the Entry »

In 1944 Johnson became the University of South Carolina’s resident architect, a position he held through 1956 that involved planning campus expansion and designing. Read the Entry »

Like many proprietary governors, Robert Johnson struggled to balance proprietary demands with political realities in South Carolina. Read the Entry »

As a friend of the government, Johnson’s career became embroiled in the hothouse politics of late-seventeenth-century England and his actions rarely escaped suspicions of ulterior motives. Read the Entry »

When the sectional split in the Baptist denomination came in 1845, Johnson immediately began work on the constitutional committee for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and served as the new organization’s first president from 1845 to 1851. Read the Entry »

Once in New York, Johnson took odd jobs before enrolling in 1921 at the National Academy of Design, where fees were modest and tuition was free. Read the Entry »

Better known by his nickname “Hootie,” Johnson moved to Greenwood in 1943 when his father, an executive with Citizens and Southern National Bank, bought controlling interest of the Bank of Greenwood. Read the Entry »

On March 22, 1804, Johnson became the first Democratic- Republican to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read the Entry »

Henrietta Dering painted pastel portraits, mostly of members of her husband’s extended family, which included such noted individuals as the Earl of Barrymore and Sir John Percival (later the Earl of Egmont). Read the Entry »

Defeating his one-time hero Cole Blease, Johnston was elected governor in 1934. “This marks the end of ring rule,” Johnston declared at his January 1935 inauguration. Read the Entry »