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Home of Edward Johnson

Mayor of Baltimore 1808-1814 and 1822

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 28, 2016
1. Home of Edward Johnson Marker
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• Mayor in 1812 when the city prepared for war with the British. Known as “Baltimore's War”, Johnson headed the Committee of Vigilance and Safety and rallied Baltimore's citizens for battle.

• The mayor was nearly killed while trying to quell a mob that tried to break into the City Jail and lynch pro-British citizens.

• Mayor Johnson owned the brewery where Mary Young Pickersgill completed the sewing of the Star Spangled Banner.

• In 1819, Mayor Johnson had to deal with a yellow fever epidemic which devastated many crowded waterfront areas of Baltimore City.

Upon leaving office, his portrait was painted by the renowned American painter, Rembrandt Peale, beginning the custom that carries on today.
 
Location. 39° 17.303′ N, 76° 36.253′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of East Lombard Street on East Lombard Street. Click for map. Marker is across Lombard Street from the Carroll Mansion. Marker is at or near this postal address: 835 East Lombard Street, Baltimore MD 21202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Star Spangled Banner Flag was Born Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Carroll Mansion
Home of Edward Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 28, 2016
2. Home of Edward Johnson Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cast-Iron Faηade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flag House (about 400 feet away); Baltimore Slave Trade (about 400 feet away); Crafting a Legacy (about 500 feet away); The Star Spangled Banner (about 500 feet away); The Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Edward Johnson (1767-1829). Biography at Maryland Archives, MSA SC 3520-2825 (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. PoliticsWar of 1812
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 28, 2016
3. Home of Edward Johnson
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By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
4. Edward Johnson
This 1817 portrait of Edward Johnson by Rembrandt Peale hangs in the Maryland Historical Society Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.

“Edward Johnson served six two-year terms as mayor of Baltimore and led the city during the tumultuous period from 1812 to 1814. In 1812, Johnson navigated the brutal riot directed towards anti-war newspaper publisher. Alrexander Contee Hanson. Although Johnson remained staunchly anti-British, he put his own political opinions aside and led Hanson and his followers to the city Jail where he mistakenly thought they would be protected. In 1814, Johnson headed the Committee of Vigilance and safety and directed preparations for a British invasion. His obituary lauded him as ‘…one of the most benevolent men that ever lived.’” — Maryland Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016.
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