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John CAMPBELL

(1845)

CAMPBELL, John, (brother of Robert Blair Campbell), a Representative from South Carolina; born near Brownsville, Marlboro County, S.C., birth date unknown; was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brownsville, S.C.; moved to Parnassus, Marlboro District, and continued the practice of law; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-fifth Congress and as a Democrat to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Elections (Twenty-sixth Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-eighth Congress); died in Parnassus (now Blenheim), Marlboro County, S.C., on May 19, 1845; interment in a private cemetery near Blenheim, S.C.

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

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