Perley B. Johnson

Perley Brown Johnson (September 8, 1798 - February 9, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in the blockhouse in Marietta, Ohio, Johnson attended the public schools.He studied medicine.He commenced practice in Marietta in 1822.He moved to McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio, in 1823 and continued practice.He served as clerk of the court of common pleas in 1825.He served as member of the State house of representatives 1833-1835.

Johnson was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1845).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1844 to the Twenty-ninth Congress.He resumed the practice of medicine in McConnelsville, Ohio. Discontinued the practice of his profession in 1847 on account of ill health and lived in retirement until his death in McConnelsville, Ohio, February 9, 1870.He was interred in McConnelsville Cemetery.

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