Tom Loftin Johnson Edit Profile
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.
Later acquired large street railway interests in Cleveland, Detroit, and Brooklyn. Is also iron manufacturer in Cleveland. Member of Congress, 1891-1895.
Democrat; prominent advocate of the “ single-tax ’’ theories of late Henry George. Has now retired from business, and is devoting his entire time to taxation questions and official duties. Mayor of Cleveland since 1901.
Member Congress, 1891-1895.