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Richard M. Johnson

9th Vice-President of the United States


Full Name: Richard Mentor Johnson

Born: October 17, 1780

Birthplace: Beargrass, Kentucky

Father: Robert Johnson (?-?)

Mother: Jemima Johnson (1753-1814)

Wife: Julia Chinn (1790-1833) (common-law)

Married: ----

Religious Preference: Baptist

Previous Experience: Lawyer, Military Officer, U.S. Senator

Political Party: Democratic

Age at Inauguration: 56

Term of Office: March 4, 1837 - March 4, 1841

President Served Under: Martin Van Buren

Died: November 19, 1850

Age at Death: 70

Place of Burial: Frankfort, Kentucky

Vice-President at Time of Death: ----