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December 29, 2005

Honest and Courageous

Portrait of Andrew Johnson

Photo: White House.gov

Andrew Johnson: 17th President of the United States

Suffice it to say that he was honest and courageous as ever. Whatever else may be said of him, his integrity and courage have been seldom questioned though often proved. He was by nature and temperament squarely disposed toward justice and the right, and was a determined warrior for his convictions. He erred from limitation of grasp and perception, perhaps, or through sore perplexity in trying times, but never weakly or consciously. He was always headstrong and "sure he was right" even in his errors.
—President Andrew Johnson's Obituary, New York Times, August 1, 1875

Source: New York Times On This Day: Birthdays: Dec. 29: Andrew Johnson Obituary
Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States, born: December 29, 1808 in Raleigh, North Carolina and died: July 31, 1875 in Carter's Station, Tennessee.
See also the White House.gov's Biography of Andrew Johnson

Posted by niganit at December 29, 2005 2:45 PM
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