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Samuel CAMPBELL

(1773-1853)

CAMPBELL, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born in Mansfield, Conn., July 11, 1773; attended the common schools; moved to Columbus, N.Y., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; supervisor of the town of Columbus in 1807, 1808, 1821, and 1840; member of the State assembly in 1808, 1809, 1812, and 1820; served on the staff of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel King as division quartermaster in the War of 1812; associate judge of Chenango County Court in 1814; justice of the peace in Columbus for twenty-five years; sheriff of Chenango County 1815-1819; elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); affiliated with the Whig Party after its formation; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Columbus, near Sherburne, Chenango County, N.Y., June 2, 1853; interment in Lambs Corners Cemetery.

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

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