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Johnson, William, Jr.

Johnson, William, Jr.

December 27, 1771–August 4, 1834

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The Honorable William Johnson, Jr.

Member, South Carolina State House of Representatives from the city parishes of St. Philip’s and St. Michael’s for the Eleventh (1794–1795), Twelfth (1796–1797), and Thirteenth (1798–1799) General Assemblies. Served as Speaker of the House for the Thirteenth General Assembly. Elected an associate justice of the South Carolina Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas on December 18, 1799, serving until his resignation on May 1, 1804. Appointed an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court in March 1804, serving until his death on August 4, 1834.

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  • Title Johnson, William, Jr.
  • Coverage December 27, 1771–August 4, 1834
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  • Keywords U.S. Supreme Court justice, read law under leading Charleston attorney Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, lowcountry Democratic-Republican, appointment to the South Carolina Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas, During the last dozen years of his life, Johnson fell out of step with popular opinion in South Carolina,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date July 19, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 5, 2022
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