Harvey H. Johnson

Harvey Hull Johnson (September 7, 1808 – February 4, 1896) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Harvey Hull Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byAlexander Harper
Succeeded byPhilemon Bliss
Personal details
Born(1808-09-07)September 7, 1808
West Rutland, Vermont
DiedFebruary 4, 1896(1896-02-04) (aged 87)
Owatonna, Minnesota
Resting placeForest Hill Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMiddlebury Academy

Born in West Rutland, Vermont, Johnson attended the common schools and Middlebury Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Akron, Ohio. Postmaster of Akron in 1837. He moved to Ashland, Ohio, about 1848.

Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854. He moved to Minnesota in 1855 and settled in Winona. He resumed the practice of law. He served as president of the Winona &amp. St. Peter Railroad during its construction to Rochester. He moved to Owatonna, Minnesota, in 1865 and engaged in the practice of law. He served as mayor and city justice 1867-1870. He died in Owatonna, Minnesota, February 4, 1896. He was interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Harvey H. Johnson (id: J000136)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alexander Harper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Philemon Bliss