William Johnson

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William Johnson
Former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
From: March 26, 1804 – August 4, 1834
Nominator Thomas Jefferson
Predecessor Alfred Moore
Successor James Moore Wayne
Party Republican (Jeffersonian)
Religion Presbyterian

William Johnson (December 27, 1771 - August 4, 1834) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was the "Court's first great dissenter,"[1] writing almost half the dissents filed during his tenure of three decades on the Court.[2]

Johnson also authored a book about general Nathanael Greene.


  1. William Johnson (English). Oyez. Chicago-Kent School of Law.
  2. William Johnson, Jr. (English). South Carolina Encyclopedia.