Andrew Johnson (1808 - 1875) was the seventeenth president of the United States, serving after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina to a porter father and a weaver mother. Johnson was a controversial president and was the first U. S. president to be impeached; though he was subsequently acquitted. The major achievement of his tenure as President was the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.
The seventeenth president of the United States, Andrew Johnson came into office as a result of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He was the only senator from the seceded states to continue in office after the secession.