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Philip Johnson, sitting Pennsylvania Democratic congressman dies suddenly in Washington, D.C.

Philip Johnson, circa 1864, detail
01/29/1867

Philip Johnson, a Democratic member of Congress representing Pennsylvania's 11th District in the Thirty-Ninth Congress, died in Washington, D.C. on this day.  Born in New Jersey and educated at Lafayette College in Easton, he had taught for a time in Mississippi before taking up a legal career in Northampton County in eastern Pennsylvania.  He served in the state legislature and then was first elected for three terms to the U.S. Congress in late 1862.  His funeral was held at the U.S. Capitol and he is buried in Easton but has a monument in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington.  He was forty-nine years old.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Obituaries," The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1867 ... (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1870), 553-554.

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