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Thomas Jefferson CAMPBELL

(1786-1850)

CAMPBELL, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Rhea County, Tenn., in 1786; attended the public schools; assistant inspector general to Major General Cole’s division of the East Tennessee Militia from September 25, 1813, to March 12, 1814; clerk of the State house of representatives 1817-1819, 1821, and 1825-1831, and a member of that body 1833-1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; Clerk of the House of Representatives in the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses and served from December 7, 1847, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1850; interment at Calhoun, McMinn County, Tenn.

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

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