JOHNSON, Joseph Travis, (1858 - 1919)

JOHNSON, Joseph Travis, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Brewerton, Laurens County, S.C., February 28, 1858; attended the common schools and was graduated from Erskine College, Due West, S.C., in 1879; taught school for several years; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1883; practiced law in Laurens and later in Spartanburg; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1901, until April 19, 1915, when he resigned; Federal judge of the western district of South Carolina from 1915 until his death in Spartanburg, S.C., May 8, 1919; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.