Thomas Johnson

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Thomas Johnson
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Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: August 5, 1792 – January 16, 1793
Nominator George Washington
Predecessor John Rutledge
Successor William Paterson
1st Governor of Maryland
From: March 21, 1777 – November 12, 1779
Predecessor None
Successor Thomas Sim Lee
Party Federalist
Spouse(s) Ann Jennings Johnson
Religion Episcopalian[1]

Thomas Johnson (November 4, 1732 – October 26, 1819) was the first Governor of Maryland and an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was a Maryland representative to the first Continental Congress in Philadelphia.[2]

Personal life

On February 16, 1766, Johnson married Ann Jennings. They had eight children: Thomas Jennings, Ann Jennings, Rebecca (who died in infancy), Elizabeth, Rebecca, James, Joshua, and Dorcas.[3]


  1. Calendar of Maryland State Papers, Issue 15
  2. Thomas Johnson - Maryland, Court, Washington, Served, Supreme, and Chief (English).
  3. Ann Jennings Johnson (1745-1794)
Thomas Johnson Family by Charles Willson Peale, 1772