Joseph Johnson (South Carolina mayor)

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Joseph Johnson
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27th Mayor of Charleston
In office
Preceded by Samuel Prioleau
Succeeded by John Gadsden
Personal details
BornJune 15, 1776
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
DiedOctober 6, 1862
Pineville, South Carolina
Political partyWhig
Spouse(s)Catherine Hannah Bonneau
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Joseph Johnson (1776–1862) was the twenty-seventh mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, serving two terms from 1825 to 1827. He was re-elected to his second term on September 4, 1826. [1] He also was the president of the Branch Bank of the United States from 1818 until its close [2] and authored a work titled "Traditions of South Carolina." [3] Johnson died on October 6, 1862, in Pineville, South Carolina [4] and is buried at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Charleston. [5] In his youth he operated the leading drug store in Charleston. [2]

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  1. "The Annual Election for Intendant". City Gazette and Commercial Daily Advertiser. September 5, 1826. p. 2. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. 1 2 "South Carolina Society". The Charleston Mercury. Charleston, South Carolina. October 16, 1862. p. 1. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  3. "Death of Dr. Joseph Johnson". The Charleston Mercury. Charleston, South Carolina. October 8, 1862. p. 2. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  4. "DIED, in Pineville, S.C., Monday . . ". The Charleston Mercury. Charleston, South Carolina. October 8, 1862. p. 1. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  5. "Dr Joseph Johnson (1776–1862)". Find a Grave. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
Preceded by
Samuel Prioleau
Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina
Succeeded by
John Gadsden