Monday, September 27, 2010

The Rise of Enoch "Nucky" Johnson

Enoch Johnson was born in 1883. His father Smith Johnson was a powerful man in Atlantic County. He held the coveted position of County Sheriff. Each term was limited to 3 years and a sheriff could not succeed himself. Smith simply alternated between undersheriff and sheriff. From a young age Nucky took an interest in politics.

After a year in college, Nucky, as he became known, decided to return to Atlantic County and marry his high school sweetheart. Tragedy struck as she came down with tuberculosis (referred to as consumption in the show) and despite adequate medical care, she succumbed in 1913.

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