Rep. Charles Clement Johnston (D-VA)

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Charles Clement Johnston

Birthdate: (37)
Birthplace: Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States
Death: June 17, 1832 (37)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States (Drowning.)
Place of Burial: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Judge Peter Johnston and Mary Valentine Johnston
Husband of Eliza Madison Johnston
Father of Preston Johnston; Lt. John Preston Johnston; Eliza Mary Hughes; Susan Louise Johnston and Sally Campbell Johnston
Brother of John Warfield Johnston, Sr.; Peter Carr Johnston; Edward M. Johnston; Algeron Sidney Johnston; General Joseph E. Johnston (CSA) US Congress and 5 others

Occupation: Lawyer, Member of Bar and of Congress 1831-1833
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About Rep. Charles Clement Johnston (D-VA)

Charles Clement Johnston (April 30, 1795 – June 17, 1832) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Born in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and educated at home, he moved with his parents to his grandfather's house, Panicello, near Abingdon, Virginia, in 1811. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Abingdon, Virginia. He was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to the 22nd Congress and served from March 4, 1831, until his death by drowning near one of the docks in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 37, on June 17, 1832, and is interred in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

His brother Joseph E. Johnston, was a Confederate general and also, much later, a U.S. Representative. The Johnston political family of Virginia also includes a nephew, John W. Johnston, who was a United States Senator, and grandnephew Henry Bowen, also a U.S. Representative for Virginia.

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Rep. Charles Clement Johnston (D-VA)'s Timeline

April 30, 1795
Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States
Age 24
February 1, 1824
Age 28
July 3, 1825
Age 30
December 1826
Age 31
April 1828
Age 32
June 17, 1832
Age 37
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Washington, District of Columbia, United States