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Johnson, Thomas

Born: 1732 AD
Died: 1819 AD
Nationality: New Zealand
Categories: Jurist

1732 – Born in Maryland on the 4th of November.

1760 – He was taught at home, and as a man read law before being admitted to practice law.

1770 – He attended both the First (1774) and Second (1775) meetings of the Continental Congress.

1775 – He was a draftsman of the Maryland declaration of rights.

1777-1780 – He was Governor of Maryland.

1786 – After forming a trading company with George Washington, Johnson returned to the Maryland legislature.

1788 – He urged Maryland join the new Union.

1791 – Before being nominated to the Court, Johnson served as a judge in Maryland.

1792 – He has the honor of having written the Court’s first opinion, Georgia v. Brailsford.

1793 – He resigned from the Court in January.

1766 – Johnson married Ann Jennings.

1819 – Died on the 26th of October, in Frederick at the home of his son-in-law, and was buried in the family vault in All Saints’ Parish cemetery.