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Samuel Johnston

Samuel Johnston, British Continental congressman, senator.


  • Johnston, Samuel was born on December 15, 1733 in Dundee, Scotland. Son of Samuel and Helen (Scrymoure) Johnston.

  • Career

    • Delegate 1st-4th North Carolina provincial congresses, 1774, pres. Moderator Revolutionary Convention, 1775. President North Carolina Convention which refused to ratify United States Constn.


    Member North Carolina Assembly, 1760. Member Committee of Correspondence, 1773. Member at large North Carolina Provincial Council Safety.

    Member of commission to codify laws then in force. Member North Carolina Senate, 1779, 83, 84. Member Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1780-1782, declined to serve as president.

    Member committee to settle boundary dispute between Massachusetts and New York, 1785. Member United States Senate (Federalist from North Carolina.


    • Married Frances Cathcart.
    • father: Samuel Johnston
    • mother: Helen (Scrymoure) Johnston
    • spouse: Frances Cathcart.
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    Born December 15, 1733
    Died August 18, 1816
    (aged 82)