Andrew Johnson
17th President of the United States
Andrew Johnson

Vice President: none
Born: December 29, 1808, in Raleigh, North Carolina
Died: July 31, 1875, in Carter's Station, Tennessee
Career/Occupation: Tailor, Public Official
Religion: No Formal Affiliation
Education: No Formal Education
Political Party: Democratic
Nickname(s): none

Other Government Positions:

  • Served as Alderman of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1830-33 
  • Elected Mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee, 1834 
  • Member of Tennessee State Legislature, 1835-43 
  • Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1843-53 
  • Governor of Tennessee, 1853-57 
  • United States Senator, 1857-62 
  • Military Governor of Tennessee, 1862-65 
  • Vice President, 1865 (under Lincoln) 
  • United States Senator, 1875

Presidential Salary: $25,000

Presidential Firsts:

  • The first president to ascend to the presidency by the assassination of his predecessor.
  • The first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives.
  • The first president to serve in the United States Senate after being president.
  • The first president to have been mayor of a town, having been mayor of Greeneville, Tennessee.
  • The first president to issue more than twenty vetoes.
  • The first president to have more than ten vetoes overridden.

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