J. Neely JohnsonKnow Nothing
Born: August 2, 1825 in Johnson Township, Indiana
Married: Mary Zabriskie (m. 1851)
Children: William and Bessie
Military Service: ARMY
Died: August 31, 1872 in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory [now Utah]
1850: City Attorney, Sacramento
1850: Special Census Agent (appointed by President Millard Fillmore)
1852: Presiding Officer, California Whig State Convention
1857: [American] Primary Candidate for Governor
1863: Delegate, Nevada State Constitutional Convention
1864: President, Nevada State Constitutional Convention
1867-1871: Justice, Nevada Supreme Court
- Younget Governor: Although there have been a number of articles claiming that Jerry Brown was California's youngest Governor (at age 36), Johnson was in fact the youngest (at 30).
- PLACENAME: J. Neely Johnson Park is located in Sacramento at 516 11th Street.
Source: History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 by Winfield J. Davis (1893)