William Campbell (New South Wales politician)

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William Robert Campbell (1838 – 3 July 1906) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Sydney to merchant Robert Campbell and Annie Sophie Riley. He attended The King's School in Parramatta and was a pastoralist and merchant before entering politics. In 1868 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for West Sydney, but he was defeated in 1869. On 24 February 1881 he married Eglantine Julia Thomson. He returned to the Assembly in 1880 as the member for Gwydir, serving until his resignation in 1886. He was then appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1890, where he remained until his death at Elizabeth Bay in 1906. He had extensive family connections in politics: his father-in-law Sir Edward Deas Thomson was a long-serving Legislative Councillor; his uncles John Campbell and Charles Campbell and his father were all members of the New South Wales Parliament.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr William Robert Campbell (1838 - 1906)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Samuel Joseph
Member for West Sydney
Served alongside: Geoffrey Eagar, John Dunmore Lang, William Windeyer
Succeeded by
John Robertson
William Speer
Joseph Wearne
Preceded by
Thomas Dangar
Member for Gwydir
Succeeded by
Thomas Hassall