09/23/1841 - 11/02/1924

JOHNSON, Richard Van Eman, a Representative from Washington County; born, September 23, 1841 in Shingiss Station, Washington County, Pa.; private, Company H, 18th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia (1862, Civil War); farmer; land surveyor; elected, school director; elected, justice of the peace; elected, unsuccessful campaign for election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1884; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1886); engaged, real estate business; director, Washington Trust Company; director, Citizens’ National Bank of Washington; died, November 2, 1924 in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania; interred, Washington Cemetery, Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania.

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