Nickname: Tennessee Tailor
Years in office: 1865–1869
Political party: Democratic
Birthday: December 29, 1808
On February 24, 1868 the House of Representatives passed a resolution to impeach President Andrew Johnson for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” In early March, the Senate received the articles of impeachment and the trial commenced.
President Johnson’s impeachment trial lasted almost two months. During each day of the trial, a packed gallery of ticket holders watched the drama unfold in the Senate chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building. By May 16, 1868, the first vote was taken. The Senate voted 35 – 19 to remove President Johnson from office, falling one vote short of the necessary two-thirds majority. Although President Johnson was impeached, he was not removed from office.
Andrew Johnson was never elected as president.
Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greenville, TN
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