James A. JohnsonDemocratic
Born: May 16, 1829 in Spartenberg, South Carolina
Died: May 11, 1896 in San Francisco, CA
1883-1884: Registrar of Voters, San Francisco County
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (15th Amendment): Johnson was one of two Californians in Congress (both were Representatives) who voted against the resolution (1869), which submitted the proposed Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for ratification by the states. The amendment, when adopted, guaranteed that the right to vote could not be denied on the basis of a citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
Source: Directory of the California Legislature. Twenty-First Session, 1875-6 by William Halley (1876)