Richard Mentor Johnson was an American lawyer and politician who served as the ninth vice president of the United States, serving from 1837 to 1841 under President Martin Van Buren. He is the only vice president elected by the United States Senate under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. Johnson also represented Kentucky in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. He began and ended his political career in the Kentucky House of Representatives. [Read more]
Learn more about Johnson and the Battle of the Thames and his involvement with the Choctaw Academy.
Richard Mentor Johnson, 9th Vice President of the United States of America (1837-1841)
Note: Image at top shows Johnson (center right) killing Tecumseh, from the frieze of the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.