Jacob JOHNSON, Congress, UT (1847-1925)


JOHNSON, Jacob, a Representative from Utah; born in Aalborg, Denmark, November 1, 1847; immigrated to the United States in 1854 and was admitted to citizenship in California in 1868; attended common and private schools of California; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Spring City, Utah; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; United States district attorney 1880-1888; United States commissioner for Utah 1881-1893; probate judge of Sanpete County 1888-1890; prosecuting attorney of Sanpete County 1892-1894; member of the Territorial house of representatives 1893-1895; judge of the seventh judicial district for the State of Utah 1896-1905; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed the practice of law in Salt Lake City, Utah, and died there August 15, 1925; interment in Wasatch Lawn Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present