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Henry Underwood Johnson

Henry Underwood Johnson Letters
4 folders
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Processed by: Barbara Hilderbrand, November 2006

Biographical Note:

Henry Underwood Johnson was born October 28, 1850 in Cambridge City, Indiana. He attended the Centerville Collegiate Institute at Earlham College where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1872 and began his practice in Centerville, Indiana. He was the prosecuting attorney for Wayne County from 1876-1880 and a member of the Indiana State Senate 1887-1889. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1891 and served until 1899. While in Congress he served as the Chairman of the Committee on Elections. Henry Underwood Johnson died June 4, 1939 in Richmond, Indiana.


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. 21 November 2006 <>

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains letters from Henry Underwood Johnson to his brother Robert U. Johnson of Century Magazine. Also included is picture of Henry U. Johnson.

Folder Listing:

1. Letters, 1889-1899 
2. Letters, 1899-1917
3. Letters, 1917-1937
4. Picture of Henry Underwood Johnson

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
4 folders (100 items)
Collection Dates:
Walter R. Benjamin, 24 May 1951
Access: This collection is open for research.

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Language Materials are entirely in English
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