Perhaps the greatest orator the County has ever produced was L. B. Johnson, who was born and reared at Middleburg, eleven miles east of Lexington. He was reared a poor boy educated in the common schools of the County. After teaching for some time, he took up the study of law at his home and mastered the course, passed the bar examination, and began practice at Lexington. He was also made County Judge at one time and was a very efficient judge. He died about 1924, a promising leader in the prime of life.
Auburn Powers 1930 History of Henderson County TN