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JOHNSON, Henry, senator, born in Tennessee, 14 September, 1783; died in Point Coupde, Louisiana, 4 September, 1864. He studied law in Louisiana, began to practise at Bringiers, and in 1809 was clerk of the territorial court. He became judge of the parish court of St. Mary in 1811, a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1812, and in the same year was a defeated candidate for congress. He was elected to the United States senate in place of William C. C. Claiborne, who had died before taking his seat, and was reelected, serving from 1818 till 1824, when he resigned to become governor of Louisiana, which office he held four years. He was a defeated candidate for the senate in 1829, and served as a representative in congress in 1834-'9, having been elected as a Whig. On the death of Alexander Porter, Judge Johnson was chosen to the United States senate to fill his place, and served from 1844 till 1849.
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