James Hepburn Campbell

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James Hepburn Campbell

James Hepburn Campbell (February 8, 1820 – April 12, 1895) was an Opposition Party and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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James Hepburn Campbell was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the law department of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1841. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. In 1842, he married author Juliet Hamersley Lewis, the daughter of Judge Ellis Lewis, Pennsylvania Attorney General and Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Campbell was a delegate to the 1844 Whig National Convention.

Campbell was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress. He was again elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1862.

During the American Civil War, Campbell served as major of the Twenty-fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. He was appointed Minister to Sweden by President Abraham Lincoln in May 1864 and served until March 29, 1867. He declined the diplomatic mission to Colombia in 1867. He located in Philadelphia in 1867 and continued the practice of law. He died on his estate “Aeola,” near Wayne, Pennsylvania, in 1895. He was interred in Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Christian M. Straub
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

1855–1857
Succeeded by
William L. Dewart
Preceded by
William L. Dewart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

1859–1863
Succeeded by
Philip Johnson
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Jacob S. Haldeman
U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
1864–1867
Succeeded by
John McGinnis, Jr.