World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

James T. Johnston

Article Id: WHEBN0011587869
Reproduction Date:

Title: James T. Johnston  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Charles Case, Samuel Brenton, Katie Hall, Pete Visclosky
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

James T. Johnston

James T. Johnston

James Thomas Johnston (January 19, 1839 - July 19, 1904) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Biography

Born near Greencastle, Indiana, Johnston attended the common schools. He studied law. During the Civil War he enlisted as a private in Company C, Sixth Indiana Cavalry, in July 1862. He transferred to Company A, Eighth Tennessee Cavalry, in September 1863 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant, serving until January 1864, when he resigned. Afterwards he served as a commissary sergeant of the One Hundred and Thirty-third Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Commissioned as a lieutenant and assistant quartermaster of the One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, he was mustered out in September 1865. He was admitted to the bar in March 1866 and commenced practice in Rockville, Indiana. He served as prosecuting attorney 1866-1868. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1868. He served in the State senate 1874-1878.

Johnston was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. He resumed the practice of law. He was the Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Indiana, in 1893. He died in Rockville, Indiana, July 19, 1904 and was interred in the Rockville Cemetery.

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.