Biography of J. E. Johnson
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Johnson, J. E., Canton, is known by almost every one in St. Lawrence county. He is a gentleman of warm social instincts and possesses those generous trails of character, in a marked degree, which make men popular in public life. He was born in Rossie, this county. His grandfather, Caleb Johnson, came from Connecticut to Northern New York about 1827. Mr. Johnson's father, John, lost his life in the late war, in 1873 our subject finished a course of study in the Gouverneur Wesleyan Seminary, and then became assistant postmaster of Canton for four years under W. R. Remington. In 1880 he received an appointment as clerk in the county clerk's office at Canton. Two years ago last January his ability led to his appointment as deputy county clerk, and in this position Mr. Johnson has shown himself master of the details of official life, the books and papers that come under his careful scrutiny being models of neatness and accuracy. There are thirty one towns in this county, and seven persons constantly in service in the clerk's office. Of course much of this work is under the direct supervision of Mr. Johnson. He served seven years in the Canton fire department, and though still a young man is serving as president of the village. The prince of good fellows socially, he possesses yet a vast amount of nerve and determination, which com mend the respect of the lower classes. He is a man of unusual abilities, and has an exceptional official career for a man of his age. He is much liked in Canton and throughout St. Lawrence county. He is an active Mason, and a member of Canton Consistory and the Media Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, at Watertown.

Our County and it's people
A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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