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  Johnston, Samuel
NameSamuel Johnston
Address Chowan County
Edenton, North Carolina , United States
Born December 15, 1733
DiedAugust 18, 1816 (82 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedChronicler
Dec 15, 2010 08:05am
InfoJOHNSTON, Samuel - North Carolina attorney and politician who served as Governor, US Senator, and Continental Congress Delegate.

Born in Dundee, Scotland, December 15, 1733; immigrated to the United States in 1736 with his parents, who settled in Chowan County, N.C.; attended school in New England; studied law in North Carolina, admitted to the bar, and practiced in that State; member, State assembly 1760-1775; clerk of the courts for the Edenton District; deputy naval officer for the port of Edenton; member of the Committee of Correspondence 1773; delegate to the first four provincial congresses and president of the third and fourth; colonial treasurer; member at large of the provincial Council of Safety, and district paymaster of troops 1775

NC Senate 1779, 1783, and 1784

Delegate to the Continental Congress 1780-1781, and elected first President after the Articles of Confederation were signed, but declined to serve

Presided over the State conventions of 1788 and 1789 that considered ratification of the US Constitution and supported ratification

Governor (F-NC) 1787-1789

US Senator (F-NC) 1789-1793. Johnston was one of the two original Senators from NC.

Judge of the superior court of North Carolina 1800-1803

Died near Edenton, Chowan County, NC, 8/17/1816; interment in the Johnston Burial Ground on the Hayes plantation, near Edenton, NC



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