Duncan J. Campbell

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Duncan J. Campbell (1845[1] – November 15, 1882[2]) was a physician and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Inverness County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1872 to 1883 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, the son of Samuel Campbell and Ann McDonald.[3] Campbell was educated at Harvard College. He was first elected to the provincial assembly in an 1872 by-election held after S. McDonnell resigned his seat. In 1874, he married Elizabeth Smyth, the daughter of Peter Smyth, who had previously sat for Inverness in the provincial assembly.[1] Campbell died in office[4] at Port Hood.[2]

His son Peter Smyth Campbell later served as Deputy Minister of Health for the province.[3]


  1. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1874)
  2. ^ a b Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1984). Elliott, Shirley B, ed. The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1983: A biographical directory. Province of Nova Scotia. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. 
  3. ^ a b McDonell, JK & Campbell, RB Lords of the North p.233
  4. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1883, JA Gemmill