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Favorable or Unfavorable #464: Thomas Johnson


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Favorable or Unfavorable #464: Thomas Johnson  

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Justice Thomas Johnson of MD had one of the shortest tenures on the SC, but it was impactful. Not counted as an action is that he was Gov of MD during the Rev War period. 

His actions:

Johnson, Thomas 1791 Part of the commission that helped law out the the future US capital, DC
Johnson, Thomas 1792 Confirmed as Assoc Justice for Washington
Johnson, Thomas 1792 Writes 1st opinion in US SC history in GA v Brailsford, which argued that a state could sue the US SC
Johnson, Thomas 1793 Resigns from SC due to health
Johnson, Thomas 1795 Offered Sec of State by Washington (on Jefferson's recomm.) but declines because of health
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