Benjamin Johnson

Judge, District of Arkansas, 1836-d. 1849

Benjamin Johnson served as a judge for the District Court judge for the District of Arkansas from 1836 to 1849. Previously, he had also served on the Superior Court of Arkansas territory from 1821 to 1836. Johnson was born in Scott County, Kentucky on January 22, 1784. He later read law and established a private practice in Georgetown, Kentucky. Johnson also served as a judge on the Kentucky Circuit Court. On June 27, 1836, he was nominated by President Andrew Jackson to serve on the District Court of Arkansas, to a seat newly authorized by 5 Stat. 50. The US Senate confirmed him on June 29, 1836. Johnson served on the Court until his death on October 2, 1849, in Lexington, Kentucky.