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Andrew Johnson
(1808 - 1875)

1808 Born on 29 December
1818 Apprenticed to a tailor
1824 Runs away with his brother, becomes a tailor
1827 Marries Eliza McCardle
1828 Daughter, Martha, born
1828 Serves as an alderman in Greeneville, TN
1830 Serves as Mayor in Greenville
1830 Son, Charles, born
1832 Daughter, Mary, born
1834 Son, Robert, born
1835 Elected to the State House of Representatives
1839 Again elected to the State House of Representatives
1841 Elected to the State Senate - serves until 1853
1852 Son, Andrew, born
1853 Elected governor of Tennessee, serving until 1857
1862 Appointed military governor of Tennessee by Lincoln
1864 Elected Vice President on the "Union Party" with Abraham Lincoln
1865 Lincoln assassinated, Johnson becomes president
1868 Removes Edwin Stanton as Secretary of War and replaces him with Adjutant-General Lorenzo Thomas; a court of impeachment is constituted in the Senate to hear charges against Johnson - he is acquitted
1868 Unsuccessfully tries for Democratic nomination
1874 Elected to the US Senate
1875 Dies 31 July

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