Description

Black and white sketch of Robert W. Johnson, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

U.S. and Confederate senator

Robt. Ward Johnson was born 1814 in Kentucky.. Received law degree from Yale…. Came to Little Rock 1835 and formed law partnership with Samuel H. Hempstead..

Gov. Yell commissioned him prosecuting attorney. He prosecuted Mayor Trowbridge of Little Rock who was leader of gang of counterfeiters....

In 1846 Robt. W. Johnson was elected to congress and re-elected 1848 and 1850... Appointed to U.S. Senate 1853 and elected for 6-year term ending 1861.

Robert W. Johnson

When the secession convention met he was elected to the provisional government at Montgomery, Ala.... In 1862 he was elected senator to the Confederate congress.... After the war he moved to Washington D.C., where he entered a law partnership with Albert Pike.. Defeated for the senate 1878.. Died 1879 at Little Rock...

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 36

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Robert W. Johnson, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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