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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Joseph Forney Johnston, Governor of Alabama during the Spanish American War, 1898.

Joseph Forney Johnston (born March 23th, 1843-died August 8th, 1913), of Jefferson County was elected Governor of Alabama in 1896 and served until 1900. He was the Governor of the State during the Spanish American War, in 1898. He was born in North Carolina and was a Democrat. He had served in the Confederate Army, as a Captain and was wounded 4 times, in combat.

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