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Tennessee State Museum
Record No:
76.77
Subject: Johnson, Andrew
Artist: Dury, George
Date: 1865-1869.
Media: Oil on canvas.
Dimensions: N/A
Location: TN State Museum
505 Deadrick Street.
Nashville, TN 37243
Web Contact: TN State Museum

History:

Oil portrait upper torso view with the subject turned slightly toward the front and facing forward. It is framed in ornate gold with an oval view. The portrait was commissioned by the Tennessee General Assembly during the term of Governor William G. Brownlow, 1865-1869.
Notes: Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) trained as a tailor and practiced this trade in Greenville, TN. He became Mayor of Greenville in 1830 and went on to serve in the State legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. During the occupation of Nashville during the Civil War and he was the Military Governor of Tennessee. He was inaugurated as Vice President as a Union Democrat On March 4, 1865 and became President of the United States when Abraham Lincoln was assassinated April 16, 1865. He was impeached by Congress in 1868, but not convicted by a margin of one vote. After leaving office, he was elected to the U.S. Senate and served until his death July 31, 1875.

Categories: Portrait paintings; Politicians, Civil War, Govenors, Presidents.
   

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