James Archibald Campbell

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James Archibald Campbell
James Archibald Campbell.jpg
Campbell in 1912
1st President of Campbell University
In office
Succeeded by Leslie Hartwell Campbell
Personal details
Born (1862-01-13)January 13, 1862
near Angier, North Carolina
Died March 18, 1934(1934-03-18) (aged 72)
Buies Creek, North Carolina

James Archibald Campbell (January 13, 1862 – March 18, 1934) founded Campbell University (originally Buies Creek Academy) in Buies Creek, North Carolina in 1887.


Campbell was the father of Dr. Leslie Campbell, who would succeed him as president of Campbell College and Arthur Carlyle Campbell, who would become president of Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Although he first attended in 1886, J.A. Campbell received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest College in 1911 on the same day as did his two sons. One of his grandchildren, Catherine Campbell King, resides across from the university he founded. He is buried at the Buies Creek Cemetery in Buies Creek.


The James Archibald Campbell House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
Preceded by
President, Campbell University
1887 - 1934
Succeeded by
Leslie Hartwell Campbell