Archibald Campbell (Glasgow MP)

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Archibald Campbell (c.1763 – 13 June 1838) was a Scottish landowner and politician.

He was the second son of Col. Andrew Campbell of Blythswood (formerly Douglas of Mains) and succeeded his elder brother John to the Blythswood estate in 1794.

He joined the Army and was a Captain in the 1st Foot in 1790 and was promoted to major in 1794. He retired from the Army when he inherited the family estate at Blythswood, Renfrewshire.

He was elected M.P. for Glasgow Burghs 1806-09, Elgin Burghs 1812, Perth Burghs 1818-20, and Glasgow Burghs 1820-31. He served as Lord lieutenant of Renfrewshire from 1826 to his death and as Rector of Glasgow University from 1809 to 1811.

Campbell was unmarried and was succeeded on his death by his second cousin Archibald Douglas of Mains, who adopted the name of Campbell.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Boyd Alexander
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Burghs
1806–1809
Succeeded by
Alexander Houstoun
Preceded by
William Dundas
Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs
1812
Succeeded by
Patrick Milne
Preceded by
David Wedderburn
Member of Parliament for Perth Burghs
1818–1820
Succeeded by
Hugh Primrose Lindsay
Preceded by
Alexander Houstoun
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Burghs
1820–1831
Succeeded by
Joseph Dixon
Academic offices
Preceded by
Archibald Colquhoun
Rector of the University of Glasgow
1809–1811
Succeeded by
Lord Archibald Hamilton