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John Pierce CAMPBELL, Jr.

(1820-1888)

CAMPBELL, John Pierce, Jr., a Representative from Kentucky; born near Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., December 8, 1820; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Lexington, Mo.; member of the Missouri house of representatives 1848-1852; returned to Hopkinsville, Ky., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); declined to be a candidate for reelection; president of the Henderson & Nashville Railroad in 1870; organized the Mastodon Coal & Iron Co., which was succeeded by the St. Bernard Coal Co.; devoted the latter years of his life to his large landed estates; died in Hopkinsville, Ky., October 29, 1888; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

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

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