Biography of David Johnson
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Johnson, David, was born in Louisa county, Virginia, October 3, 1782; in early life his parents removed from Virginia to Chester district, South Carolina, and there David Johnson was reared and educated, choosing the law for his life work; he was admitted to the bar in 1803, and practiced at Union Court House, South Carolina; he served in the following offices: Representative in the state legislature, 1812; circuit judge, from 1815 to 1824; judge of the court of appeals, from 1824 to 1835; chancellor, from 1835 to 1849; governor of South Carolina, from 1846 to 1848; served in all capacities faithfully and well; died at Limestone Springs, South Carolina, January 7, 1855.

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915

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