|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st district
March 4, 1853 – December 25, 1853
|Preceded by||Andrew Johnson|
|Succeeded by||Nathaniel G. Taylor|
|Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives|
1845 – 1847
|Preceded by||Daniel L. Barringer|
|Succeeded by||Landon Carter Haynes|
Washington County, Tennessee
|Died||December 25, 1853
|Resting place||Providence Presbyterian Churchyard
Greene County, Tennessee
|Spouse(s)||Mary (Morrow) Campbell|
He was born in Washington County, Tennessee in 1808. He attended the rural schools and graduated from Washington College, now known as Washington and Lee University, at Lexington. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1835 to 1839, from 1841 to 1846, and from 1851 to 1853. He served as speaker in 1845.
During the Mexican-American War, he was appointed by President Polk in 1846 to be an assistant quartermaster to the Army with the rank of major. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1853 until his death in Washington, D.C. on December 25, 1853 without having qualified. He was interred in Providence Presbyterian Churchyard in Greene County, Tennessee.
- Historical and Constitutional Officers of Tennessee: Speakers of the House, Tennessee State Library and Archives. Retrieved: 7 January 2013.
- Brookins Campbell at Find a Grave