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Felix CAMPBELL

(1829-1902)

CAMPBELL, Felix, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., February 28, 1829; attended the common schools; became a manufacturer of iron pipe and a consulting engineer; president of the board of supervisors in 1858; appointed by Governor Tilden a member of the board of commissioners from New York to the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1890; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., November 8, 1902; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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