John Campbell (South Carolina politician)

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John Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845
Preceded bySamuel W. Trotti
Succeeded byAlexander D. Sims
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
Preceded byThomas R. Mitchell
Succeeded byTheodore Gourdin
In office
March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831
Preceded byRobert B. Campbell
Succeeded byJoseph A. Woodward
Personal details
Bornunknown
Marlboro County, South Carolina
DiedMay 19, 1845
Parnassus, South Carolina
Resting placeBlenheim, South Carolina
Political partyJacksonian
Other political
affiliations
Nullifier, Democratic
Alma materSouth Carolina College
Professionlawyer, politician

John Campbell (unknown – died May 19, 1845) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, brother of Robert Blair Campbell.

Born near Brownsville, Marlboro County, South Carolina, Campbell was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1819. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brownsville, South Carolina. He moved to Parnassus, Marlboro District, and continued the practice of law.

Campbell was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829 – March 3, 1831). Campbell was elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-fifth Congress and as a Democrat to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843). He served as chairman of the Committee on Elections (Twenty-sixth Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-eighth Congress).

He died in Parnassus (now Blenheim), Marlboro County, South Carolina, on May 19, 1845. He was interred in a private cemetery near Blenheim, South Carolina.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "John Campbell (id: C000090)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas R. Mitchell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1829–1831
Succeeded by
Thomas R. Mitchell
Preceded by
Robert B. Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 3rd congressional district

1837–1843
Succeeded by
Joseph A. Woodward
Preceded by
Samuel W. Trotti
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

1843–1845
Succeeded by
Alexander D. Sims

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.