John Tucker Campbell

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John Tucker Campbell
Secretary of State of South Carolina
In office

John Tucker Campbell (12 December 1912, Calhoun Falls, South Carolina – 26 August 1991, Columbia, South Carolina) was an American businessman and politician who was Secretary of State of South Carolina. He was awarded the Order of the Palmetto 18 October 1972 by Governor John C. West.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Force 1942–1946 as an Air Transport Pilot in Europe and the South Pacific. He was mayor of Columbia, South Carolina 1970–1978. He was Secretary of State of South Carolina 1978–1991. He served as member of Columbia City Council two four year terms. He was Past President of South Carolina Municipal Association and past member of Advisory Board of National League of Cities, past member of its Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Transportation Committee and Steering Committee on Revenue sharing.

He was a member of American Legion, VFW, DAV and Jamil Temple Shrine, chairman of the Easter Seal Society Buck-A-Cup (BAC) for two years and past governor of South Carolina Optimist Clubs.

He was married to Gertrude Davis Campbell. He was the owner of Campbell Drug Stores for 41 years .


  • Bill 4063. South Carolina General Assembly. "Expressing the sorrow of the members of the general assembly at the death of the honorable John T. Campbell [...]"