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Justice John Johnson

(First Justice)

Justice Johnson was born in Kentucky, date and place unknown, and died September 17, 1817, during the first recess of the Indiana Supreme Court and before any significant opinions were delivered.

He was an active early Indiana politician. He worked on the 1806 codification of Indiana law and was a Knox County delegate to the 1816 Indiana Constitutional Convention.372


372. 1 MONKS, supra note 25, at 184-85.

Source: Browning, Minde C., Richard Humphrey, and Bruce Kleinschmidt. "Biographical Sketches of Indiana Supreme Court Justices." Indiana Law Review: Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997. View this source in PDF format.