Samuel Campbell (American politician)

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Samuel Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
December 3, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byJoseph S. Lyman
Robert Monell
Succeeded byJohn Herkimer
Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
1808-09, 1812, 1820
Personal details
Born(1773-07-11)July 11, 1773
Mansfield, Connecticut
DiedJune 2, 1853(1853-06-02) (aged 79)
Columbus, New York
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Occupationfarmer, lawyer

Samuel Campbell (July 11, 1773 Mansfield, then in Windham Co., now in Tolland County, Connecticut – June 2, 1853 Columbus, Chenango County, New York) was an American politician from New York.

Life[edit]

Campbell attended the common schools. He removed to Columbus, New York and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was Supervisor of the Town of Columbus in 1807, 1808, 1821 and 1840.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1808-09, 1812 and 1820. He served on the staff of Maj. Gen. Nathaniel King as division quartermaster in the War of 1812. He was an associate judge of the Chenango County Court in 1814, Sheriff of Chenango County from 1815 to 1819. and a Justice of the Peace for twenty-five years.

Campbell was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 17th United States Congress, holding office from December 3, 1821, to March 3, 1823. Afterwards he resumed his agricultural pursuits, and later became a Whig.

He was buried at the Lambs Corners Cemetery.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Samuel Campbell (id: C000099)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 71, 182, 185, 195, 263 and 397; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph S. Lyman,
Robert Monell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

1821–1823
with James Hawkes
Succeeded by
John Herkimer