Andrew Johnson

Statesman

Was Abraham Lincoln's Vice-President and became President when Lincoln was assassinated. He was the first President to be impeached. Andrew Johnson ascended to the Presidency of the United States under some of the most extraordinary circumstances in American history four-year civil war had just concluded and the President who had successfully held the country together had just been assassinated. Johnson was born on December 29.

Birth Location: 
1808
Birth Date: 
12/29/1808
Death Location: 
in Raleigh
Death Date: 
7/30/1875