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Joseph Forney Johnston

Joseph Forney Johnston, American senator.


  • Johnston, Joseph Forney was born in 1843 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, United States. Son of Doctor William and Nancy (Forney) Johnston.

  • Education

    • Was attending high school when war broke out. Served in C.S.A., 1861-1865, private to captain. 4 times wounded.


    • Practiced law at Selma, Alabama, 1866-1884. Lived at Birmingham, since 1884. President Alabama National Bank, 1884-1894.

      Was 1st president Sloss Iron and Steel Company Governor of Alabama, 2 terms, 1896-1900. Unanimously elected United States senator, August, 1907, for unexpired term (1907-1909) of Edmund W. Pettus, deceased, and for term 1909-1915.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    • father: Doctor William Johnston
    • mother: Nancy (Forney) Johnston
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    Born 1843
    Died August 8, 1913
    (aged 70)