J is for Johnson
Thomas Johnson was born November 4,
1732 in St. Leonard Creek, Maryland.
He was a member of the Continental Congress
and the General Assembly. He became a judge
and was Chief Justice of the General Court of Maryland.
In 1775, Thomas Johnson had the honor of nominating
George Washington to be the Commander-in-Chief of
the American Army. He was the first elected governor
of Maryland. He lived near Frederick, Maryland in his
plantation home called Rose Hill Manor. It was there
he died on October 26, 1819. He lived to be 97 years old.