Francis White "Frank" Johnson (October 3, 1799 – April 8, 1884) was a co-commander of the Texian Army from December 1835 through February 1836, during the Texas Revolution. Johnson arrived in Texas in 1826 and worked as a surveyor for several empresarios, including Stephen F. Austin. He settled permanently near Austin, Texas in 1871 and spent the rest of his life researching Texas history. A History Of Texas and Texans.
#MetKids Fun Fact: Auguste Edouart practiced cutting out pictures of heads for almost a whole year before he started cutting out full figures. | Auguste Edouart (French, 1789–1861). Frank Johnson, Leader of the Brass Band of the 128th Regiment in Saratoga, with his wife, Helen, 1842–44. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Philip S. P. and Elisabeth W. Fell, 1976 (1976.652.3-4)
Republican Frank Johnson was a delegate to the '48 RNC and managed Alabama’s “Veterans 4 Eisenhower” during the '52 campaign. As a resolute foe of the Democratic Party's segregationist policies, Pres. Eisenhower named him to the federal bench. In '56, Judge Johnson ruled in favor of Rosa Parks, striking down the “blacks in the back of the bus” law. In '65, it was Judge Johnson who struck down attempts by Alabama's Democratic governor to block the Selma Voting Rights March led by MLK, Jr.