Preston W. Campbell
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|Preston W. Campbell|
|17th Chief Justice of Virginia|
November 26, 1931 – October 1, 1946
|Preceded by||Robert R. Prentis|
|Succeeded by||Henry W. Holt|
|Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia|
February 1, 1924 – October 1, 1946
|Preceded by||Joseph L. Kelly|
|Succeeded by||Archibald C. Buchanan|
|Born||Preston White Campbell
January 24, 1874
Abingdon, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||July 2, 1954
Johnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Louise Elwood Howard|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
Preston White Campbell (January 24, 1874 – July 2, 1954) was born in Abingdon, Virginia. He was educated by tutors and at the Abingdon Male Academy. He read law in the office of Francis B. Hutton, later a circuit judge, and after being admitted to the bar, attended the University of Virginia for further study under Professor John B. Minor. He began practice in Abingdon and was the youngest member of the Constitutional Convention of 1901-02. In 1911, he became Commonwealth’s Attorney of Washington County, Virginia and served until 1914 when he became judge of the Twenty-Third Circuit Court. When Judge Joseph L. Kelly retired in 1924, Judge Campbell was elected to the Supreme Court of Appeals and, in 1931, became Chief Justice. He retired from the court in 1946.
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