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John Wilson CAMPBELL

(1782-1833)

CAMPBELL, John Wilson, a Representative from Ohio; born near Miller’s Iron Works, Augusta County, Va., February 23, 1782; attended the common schools; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in West Union, Ohio; justice of the peace of Tiffin Township, Adams County, 1809-1815; prosecuting attorney of Adams County in 1809; member of the State house of representatives in 1810, 1813, and 1815; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses; reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; and as an Adams to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1827); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixteenth through Nineteenth Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1826; judge of the United States Court for the District of Ohio from 1829 until his death in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, September 24, 1833; interment in the Old North Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

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

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