01/15/1847 - 10/03/1907

JOHNSON, Charles Benjamin, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, January 15, 1847 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; drummer, Company D, 104th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861-1864, Civil War); private, 7th Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteers (1865-1866, Civil War); journalist; editor, The Anthracite Monitor; editor, The Labor Reformer; editor, Wilkes-Barre Workingman; secretary, Miners’ Association of Schuylkill County; editor, Wilkes-Barre Daily Reader; appointed, clerk to the commissioners, Luzerne County; reading clerk, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1883-1884); elected, secretary, Democratic County Convention of Luzerne County (1883); editor, Wilkes-Barre Sunday Leader; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1890; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1892); secretary, Democratic State Committee; died, October 3, 1907 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

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