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Jeremiah Augustus Johnson, American lawyer. famous Hamath stones (in Syria) with Hittite inscriptions, and wrote account, 1870. member Committee of Seventy, New York, and president Confederated Council of Good Govt.

Background

Johnson, Jeremiah Augustus was born on June 3, 1836 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Lorenzo Dow and Mary (Burgess) Johnson.

Career

Admitted to bar, Washington, 1867, to Supreme Court of the United States and New York courts, 1870. United States consul, Beirut, Syria, 1858-1867, consul general, 1867-1870. Resigned to practice law in New York.

Counsel for many rys. and other corporations Discovered famous Hamath stones (in Syria) with Hittite inscriptions, and wrote account, 1870. Was member Committee of Seventy, New York, and president Confederated Council of Good Government.

Achievements

  • Famous Hamath stones (in Syria) with Hittite inscriptions, and wrote account, 1870.

Membership

Member Committee of Seventy, New York, and president Confederated Council of Good Govt.

Connections

Married Sarah M. Barclay, 1857. Married second, Fanny V. Matthews, 1887.

father:
Lorenzo Dow Johnson

mother:
Mary (Burgess) Johnson

spouse:
Sarah M. Barclay

spouse:
Fanny V. Matthews