NextPrevious

Andrew Johnson

Early Life and Family

What work did Johnson have to do as a boy?

Johnson worked as an apprentice to a tailor when he was a young boy. Because he had to work to help his family survive, Johnson had no formal education. He worked for many years for James J. Selby of Raleigh, who taught Johnson and his brother the tailoring trade.



Close

This is a web preview of the "The Handy Presidents Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App