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The Baltimore Sun

17 - Andrew Johnson

Dec. 29, 1808 - July 31, 1875 State: Tennessee Religion: None, but he occasionally attended Methodist services with his wife Marriage: Eliza McCardle Military service: He was a military governor of Tennessee and a brigadier general during the Civil War. Party: Democrat Term: April 15, 1865 - March 3, 1869 Vice president: None Highlights of presidency: Johnson carried out Lincoln's plan for "Reconstruction" of the Southern states by appointing provisional governors and calling for state constitutional conventions to repudiate secession and slavery. Did you know? At 14, Johnson and his brother were sold as indentured servants to a tailor. After two years they ran away. Johnson was the only Southern U.S. senator to remain loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Johnson was the only president not to have any type of schooling.
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