Edwin S. Johnson


Edwin Stockton Johnson
United States Senator
from South Dakota
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byCoe I. Crawford
Succeeded byPeter Norbeck
Member of the South Dakota Senate
In office
1894-1895
Personal details
BornFebruary 26, 1857
Spencer, Indiana
DiedJuly 19, 1933 (aged 76)
Platte, South Dakota
Political partyDemocratic

Edwin Stockton Johnson (February 26, 1857 – July 19, 1933) was a United States Senator from South Dakota.

Biography


Born near Spencer, Indiana, he moved with his parents to Osceola, Iowa, in 1857 and attended the public schools. He engaged in the mercantile business, and moved to Wheeler County, Nebraska in 1880 where he homesteaded and engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He returned to Osceola, in 1881 and was employed as a bank cashier; in 1884, he moved to South Dakota and established the Citizens' Bank of Grand View, South Dakota, and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He later established a number of banks in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1888 and practiced; he was prosecuting attorney of Douglas County in 1892-1893 and was a member of the South Dakota State Senate in 1894-1895.

He retired from the banking business in 1902 and engaged in the real estate and loan business at Platte, South Dakota; he was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1904 to 1916.

Johnson was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1912, but was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 1914 and served from March 4, 1915 to March 3, 1921. He was the first Senator popularly elected from South Dakota. He retired from the Senate after his first term. While in the Senate, Johnson was chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses).

He resumed his activities in the real estate and loan business and died in Platte in 1933. Interment was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Armour, South Dakota.

References


Party political offices
Preceded by
Chauncey L. Wood
Democratic nominee for Governor of South Dakota
1912
Succeeded by
J. W. McCarter
First Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator from South Dakota
(Class 3)

1914
Succeeded by
U. S. G. Cherry
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Coe I. Crawford
U.S. senator (Class 3) from South Dakota
1915–1921
Served alongside: Thomas Sterling
Succeeded by
Peter Norbeck







Categories: 1857 births | 1933 deaths | People from Spencer, Indiana | South Dakota state senators | United States senators from South Dakota | South Dakota Democrats | People from Platte, South Dakota | People from Osceola, Iowa | Democratic Party United States senators | People from Douglas County, South Dakota




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