Thomas Johnson

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Thomas Johnson
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   George Washington
Active:   11/7/1791-1/16/1793
Preceded by:   John Rutledge
Succeeded by:   William Paterson
Past post:   Maryland General Court
Past chief:   1790-1791
Past term:   1790-1791
Personal History
Born:   November 4, 1732
Hometown:   Calvert County, MD
Deceased:   October 26, 1819
Law School:   Read law, 1760

Thomas Johnson was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the court in 1791 after a nomination from President George Washington. Johnson resigned on January 16, 1793. Prior to joining the court, Johnson was the Chief Judge for the Maryland General Court.[1]}}

Johnson was one of ten justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Washington. He served during The Jay Court.[2]


Johnson received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1790-1791: Chief judge, Maryland General Court
  • 1780-1782: Member, Maryland House of Delegates
  • 1780-1790: Attorney in private practice, Frederick, Maryland
  • 1777-1780: Governor of Maryland
  • 1776-1777: Brigadier General, Maryland Militia
  • 1774-1777: Delegate, Continental Congress
  • 1762-1774: Member, Maryland Provincial Assembly
  • 1760-1762: Attorney in private practice, Annapolis, Maryland[1]

Judicial career

Supreme Court of the United States

Johnson was nominated by President George Washington on October 31, 1791. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 7, 1791, and received commission that same day. He resigned on January 16, 1793.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Justice William Paterson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Rutledge
Supreme Court
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
William Paterson