Thomas Jefferson Campbell

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Thomas Jefferson Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Julius W. Blackwell
Succeeded by Alvan Cullom
Personal details
Born 1786 (1786)
Rhea County, Tennessee
Died April 15, 1850(1850-04-15) (aged 63–64)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Whig

Thomas Jefferson Campbell (1786–1850) was an American politician who represented Tennessee's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Biography[edit]

Campbell was born in Rhea County, Tennessee in 1786, and he attended the public schools.[1]

Career[edit]

Assistant inspector general to Major General Cole's division of the East Tennessee Militia, Campbell served from September 14, 1813 to March 12, 1814. He was clerk of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1817 to 1819, in 1821, and from 1825 to 1831. He was a Representative from 1833 to 1837.[2]

Elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress, Campbell served from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843.[3] He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1842 for re-election to the Twenty-eighth Congress. He was Clerk of the United States House of Representatives in the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses.

Death[edit]

Campbell served from December 7, 1847 until his death in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 1850. He is interred at Calhoun, Tennessee.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Jefferson Campbell". Office of Art & Archives,. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Jefferson Campbell". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Jefferson Campbell". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Thomas Jefferson Campbell". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Julius W. Blackwell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

1841-1843
Succeeded by
Alvan Cullom