Johnson, Reverdy, an American lawyer and statesman; born in Annapolis, Md., May 21, 1796; was admitted to the bar in 1815. In 1821 he was elected State senator and reëlected in 1825. In 1845 he was chosen United States senator, and in 1849 was appointed by President Taylor, attorney-general. In 1868, he was appointed United States minister to the Court of St. James, where he negotiated a treaty for the settlement of the "Alabama" claims, which the United States rejected. He died in Annapolis, Feb. 10, 1876.
Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.