James Augustus Johnson

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James Augustus Johnson, 1896

James Augustus Johnson (born May 16, 1829 in Spartanburg , South Carolina , †  May 11, 1896 in San Francisco , California ) was an American politician ( Democratic Party ). He represented the state of California in the US House of Representatives and was its Vice Governor .

At a young age, James Johnson moved with his parents to Arkansas , where he attended public schools. In 1853 he settled in California. He studied medicine there and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia . He then trained as a lawyer, was inducted into the bar in 1859 and began practicing in Downieville .

Johnson started a political career in 1859 when he was elected to the California State Assembly , where he represented Sierra County until 1860 . On March 4, 1867, he went to Congress in Washington one; as a representative of the 3rd  Congressional electoral district of California, he replaced the Republican John Bidwell and remained there until March 3, 1871. From 1875 to 1880 he was Lieutenant Governor of California and thus Deputy to Governor William Irwin .

After he left this office, Johnson moved to San Francisco and worked there from 1883 to 1884 in the electoral office. He subsequently practiced as a lawyer again until he died in 1896.

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