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Richard Mentor Johnson
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Religion: Baptist
Date of Birth: 1780 or 1781
Date of Death: 1850
Cause of Death: Stroke
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician, Soldier, Planter
Spouse: Julia Chinn (common-law wife)
Children: Adaline Chinn Johnson
Imogene Chinn Johnson
Affiliations: Democratic Party
Appearances:
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
1824: The Arkansas War
Type of Appearance: Referenced (RoW); Direct (AW)
Richard Mentor Johnson (1780 or '81-1850) was an American soldier, planter, business owner, and politician from Kentucky, who served as the ninth Vice President of the United States, among other offices. He owed much of his early success to his military career. He served during the War of 1812, and was credited with killing Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames in 1813. However, his relationship with octoroon Julia Chinn (which bore two daughters) soon brought an end to his career.

Richard Mentor Johnson in Trail of GloryEdit

Richard Mentor Johnson first came to national prominence as a War Hawk ally of Henry Clay in 1812, and for the legend that he personally slew Tecumseh. However, with the creation of the Confederacy of the Arkansas, Johnson's career changed directions.

Political offices (OTL)
Preceded by
Martin Van Buren
Vice President of the United States
March 4, 1837 – March 4, 1841
Succeeded by
John Tyler