JOHNSON, Harvey Hull (1808-1896)

JOHNSON, HARVEY HULL, a Representative from Ohio; born in West Rutland, Rutland County, Vt., September 7, 1808; attended the common schools and Middlebury Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio; postmaster of Akron in 1837; moved to Ashland, Ohio, about 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854; moved to Minnesota in 1855 and settled in Winona; resumed the practice of law; president of the Winona & St. Peter Railroad during its construction to Rochester; moved to Owatonna, Steele County, Minn., in 1865 and engaged in the practice of law; mayor and city justice 1867-1870; died in Owatonna, Minn., February 4, 1896; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: In papers of Alexander Chambers and family, 1827-1942. ca. 1 foot.
In part photocopies of originals privately owned. Includes papers relating to Johnson's business and real estate interests and family affairs. Unpublished inventory in repository.