Samuel Wistar Johnson, MD
Historical Marker
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


Historical Markers || Biography as Mayor || Photograph


Samuel Wistar Johnson, M.D. (1853-1922)

A native of Georgia, Samuel W. Johnson established his first medical practice in Atlanta. After moving to Texas and settling in Corsicana. He became a respected community physician and was elected mayor in 1900. During his term in office, the Public Library was established. Thanks to the efforts of the city's women's clubs. Johnson was also instrumental in the early oil industry in Corsicana. His first wife, Kate Beaton, died in 1904. In 1910 he married Sarah Pace. Johnson moved to Dallas in 1910 and died there in 1922. He is buried in Corsicana's Oakwood Cemetery.

Location: Corsicana Public Library, 100 N. 12th St., Corsicana, Texas


The text of the historical markers have been posted here with the permission of the Texas Historical Commission

Dedication Program

10:00 A.M., Saturday, August 19, 1989

Master of Ceremonies ... J. Forrest Green, Chairman, Navarro County Historical Commission

Invocation ... Dr. David Hale ... Pastor of Northside Baptist Church

Dedicatory Remarks and History ... Ron Maxfield, Member of the Navarro County Historical Society

Dedication of Marker ... Mrs. Mary Lou Harp, President of the Friends of the Library

Acceptance of Marker ... Embry Ferguson, Corsicana Mayor Pro Tem

Unveiling of Marker ... Kahler Johnson and Sam Wistar Johnson, Grandsons.

Historical Research by Wyvonne Putman, Executive Secretary, Navarro County Historical Society.

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Navarro County TXGenWeb
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