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Herbert Thomas Johnson
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1872
Orange County
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 1942
Washington County
Vermont, USA

Vermont Adjutant General. He attended school in Bradford and became a dairy farmer and cattle breeder as owner of Stonecliff Farms. Johnson was also an organizer and President of the Guernsey Breeders Association. In 1889, while still in high school, he enlisted in Company G, 1st Vermont Infantry Regiment. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in January, 1894. Johnson was promoted to Captain in 1896, and mustered into service for the Spanish-American War in May, 1898. He was promoted to Major and commander of 3rd Battalion, 1st Vermont Infantry in 1899, Lieutenant Colonel in 1910 and Colonel and commander of the First Vermont Infantry Regiment in 1914. In 1917 he was appointed acting Adjutant General. Johnson was appointed Adjutant General in 1919 and served until 1941, when he retired because of ill health. General Johnson was an active member of the Adjutants General Association of the United States (AGAUS) and served as its President. As Adjutant General he oversaw the construction of 12 new armories, modernization of the Vermont National Guard after World War I, and the Vermont National Guard's response to the Flood of 1927. In 1945 the military post in Colchester that includes the Vermont National Guard headquarters was named Camp Johnson in his honor.


Parents: Thomas Johnson (1817-1894) and Harriet Elizabeth Avery (1835-1908).

Maternal Grandparents: Christopher Avery and Emily (Walker) Avery.

Source: "The Groton Avery Clan" by Elroy McKendree Avery. Volume II. 1912. Page 877. 
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  Myra Luella Burbeck Johnson (1876 - 1951)
  Ruth Burbeck Johnson Tompkins (1898 - 1982)*
  Edward Carleton Johnson (1904 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Upper Plain Cemetery
Orange County
Vermont, USA
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jun 15, 2006
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Herbert Thomas Johnson
Added by: Bill McKern
Herbert Thomas Johnson
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Herbert Thomas Johnson
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