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Tom Loftin Johnson

mayor

Tom Loftin Johnson, American mayor. Member Congress, 1891-1895. Democrat.

Background

Johnson, Tom Loftin was born on July 18, 1854 in Georgetown, Kentucky, United States. Son of Albert L. and Helen (Loftin) Johnson.

Education

Went to Indiana in boyhood. Educated there; clerk in street railway office, Louisville, Kentucky, 1869-1875. Invented several street railway devices.

Bought a street railway in Indianapolis. Later acquired large street railway interests in Cleveland, Detroit and Brooklyn. Also iron manufacturer in Cleveland.

Retired from business.

Membership

Member Congress, 1891-1895.

Connections

father:
Albert L. Johnson

mother:
Helen (Loftin) Johnson