Edgar Mayer Johnson

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Edgar Mayer Johnson

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, United States
Death: December 08, 1893 (57)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Israel Johnson and Eliza Johnson
Husband of Laura Johnson
Father of Edgar M Johnson and Fred L. Johnson
Brother of Edward Israel Johnson; Henry Davis Johnson; Frederick Augustus Johnson; Selina Emma Johnson; James W. Johnson and 2 others

Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Edgar Mayer Johnson

Admitted to the Cincinnati bar in 1854, at the age of eighteen. He became prosecuting attorney of the police court of Cincinnati by appointment in 1857, and was elected to the office in 1859, serving one full term. Johnson was a member of the school board of Cincinnati from 1867 to 1871, and was mainly instrumental in bringing into the courts the famous controversy as to the reading of the Bible in the public schools, the controversy resulting in the discontinuance of the reading.

In 1864 Johnson, with John P. Jackson and the Honorable George Hoadly, then a judge of the superior court of Cincinnati, formed a partnership under the name of "Hoadly, Jackson & Johnson." In 1877 Johnson and Hoadly went to New York city and associated themselves with Edward Lauterbach under the firm name of "Hoadly, Lauterbach & Johnson," which partnership continued until the death of Johnson on Dec. 8, 1893. In 1881 Johnson was nominated as lieutenant-governor of Ohio, but failed of election.

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Edgar Mayer Johnson's Timeline

November 5, 1836
Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, United States
October 17, 1872
Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, United States
December 8, 1893
Age 57
Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, United States