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Andrew Johnson

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Birthday
29, 1808
Birthplace
Raleigh, NC
Death Date
Jul 31, 1875 (66)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1808
Birthplace
Raleigh, NC
Death Date
Jul 31, 1875 (66)

About

Became the 17th President of the United States; he ascended to office following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Before Fame

He briefly worked as an apprentice tailor before running away from home at the age of 16.

Trivia

His Reconstruction policies placed him directly in the crosshairs of Congress, and he became the first president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. He was acquitted by the Senate by just one vote.

Family Life

He was married to Eliza McCardle for nearly 50 years, and together they had six children.

Associated With

He was succeeded by former Union Army general and Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant.