Charles Johnson (North Carolina politician)

Charles Johnson (died July 23, 1802) was a Congressional representative from North Carolina. Johnson was born in Scotland;[1][2] engaged as a planter; elected to the Continental Congress in 1781, 1784, and 1785, but did not attend; served in the state senate in 1781–1784, 1788–1790, and 1792 (and as Speaker in 1789 after the death of Richard Caswell); elected as a Republican in a special election to the Seventh Congress (serving from March 4, 1801 until his death on July 23, 1802 in Bandon, near Edenton, North Carolina); interment in Edenton Cemetery.[3]

Charles Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1801 – July 23, 1802
Preceded byDavid Stone
Succeeded byThomas Wynns
Personal details
DiedJuly 23, 1802
Bandon, near Edenton, North Carolina, United States
Political partyDemocratic-Republican Party


Johnson served in the North Carolina Senate representing Chowan County, North Carolina from 1781 to 1784 and from 1788 to 1792.[3]

Johnson built the original section of the Strawberry Hill plantation home.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Charles Johnson or something like that". The New York Evening Post. April 9, 1802.
  2. ^ a b Mary A. Hinson and Elizabeth Moore (November 1979). "Strawberry Hill" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Moore, James Elliott (1988). "Charles Johnson". NCPEDIA. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by United States Representative in Congress
from North Carolina's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by