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John Wilson Campbell

John Wilson Campbell (February 23, 1782 – September 24, 1833) was a United States Representative from Ohio and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Ohio.

John Wilson Campbell
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Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Ohio
In office
March 7, 1829 – September 24, 1833
Appointed byAndrew Jackson
Preceded byWilliam Creighton Jr.
Succeeded byBenjamin Tappan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded byJoseph Vance
Succeeded byWilliam Russell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byJohn Alexander
Succeeded byThomas R. Ross
Personal details
Born
John Wilson Campbell

(1782-02-23)February 23, 1782
Augusta County, Virginia
DiedSeptember 24, 1833(1833-09-24) (aged 51)
Delaware, Ohio
Resting placeOld North Cemetery
Columbus, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
National Republican
Educationread law

Education and careerEdit

Born on February 23, 1782, near Miller's Iron Works[1] in Augusta County, Virginia,[2] Campbell attended the common schools, taught school, then read law in 1808.[2] He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in West Union, Ohio from 1808 to 1826.[2] He was prosecutor for Adams County, Ohio from 1809 to 1817.[2] He was a Justice of the Peace for Tiffin Township, Adams County, Ohio from 1809 to 1815.[2] He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1810, and from 1815 to 1817.[2]

Congressional serviceEdit

Campbell was elected as a Democratic-Republican from Ohio's 2nd congressional district and Ohio's 5th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 15th through the 17th United States Congresses. reelected as a Jackson Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress, and as a National Republican to the 19th United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1817, to March 3, 1827.[1] He was Chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims for the 16th through the 19th United States Congresses.[1] He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1826.[1] Following his departure from Congress, Campbell resumed private practice in Brown County, Ohio from 1826 to 1829.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Campbell was nominated by President Andrew Jackson on March 6, 1829, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Ohio vacated by Judge William Creighton Jr.[2] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 7, 1829, and received his commission the same day.[2] His service terminated on September 24, 1833, due to his death in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio.[2] He was interred in Old North Cemetery in Columbus, Ohio.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e United States Congress. "John Wilson Campbell (id: C000095)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j John Wilson Campbell at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

SourcesEdit

Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Russell
Abraham Shepherd
Representative from Adams County
1810–1811
Served alongside: Abraham Shepherd
Succeeded by
John Ellison Jr.
William Russell
Preceded by
John Ellison Jr.
William Russell
Representative from Adams County
1813–1814
Served alongside: John Ellison Jr.
Succeeded by
Nathan Beasley
John Ellison Jr.
Preceded by
Nathan Beasley
John Ellison Jr.
Representative from Adams County
1815–1816
Served alongside: Josiah Lockhart
Succeeded by
John Ellison Jr.
Thomas Kirker
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Alexander
United States Representative from Ohio's 2nd congressional district
1817–1823
Succeeded by
Thomas R. Ross
Preceded by
Joseph Vance
United States Representative from Ohio's 5th congressional district
1823–1827
Succeeded by
William Russell
Legal offices
Preceded by
William Creighton Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Ohio
1829–1833
Succeeded by
Benjamin Tappan