Robert B. Campbell
Robert Blair Campbell
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives from Lowndes County|
August 3, 1840 – August 2, 1841
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 3rd district
February 27, 1834 – March 3, 1837
|Preceded by||Thomas Singleton|
|Succeeded by||John Campbell|
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825
|Preceded by||Thomas R. Mitchell|
|Succeeded by||Thomas R. Mitchell|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate from Marlboro District|
November 22, 1830 – December 19, 1833
|Preceded by||James Ervin|
|Succeeded by||Barnabas Kelet Henagan|
November 25, 1822 – March 4, 1823
|Preceded by||Robertson Carloss|
|Succeeded by||Charles Irby|
Marlboro County, South Carolina, U.S.
|Died||July 12, 1862 (aged 70–71)|
Ealing, England, U.K.
|Resting place||Kensington, London, United Kingdom|
|Alma mater||South Carolina College|
|Profession||lawyer, politician, diplomat|
|Allegiance|| United States of America|
|Branch/service||South Carolina Militia|
|Years of service||1814; 1830|
Born in 1791 in Marlboro County, South Carolina, Campbell was educated by a private tutor. He attended school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1809. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was commissioned captain in the South Carolina Militia in 1814.
Career and deathEdit
Campbell was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1825). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress and for election in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress and in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress. Campbell was elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Thomas B. Singleton. He was reelected as Nullifier to the Twenty-fourth Congress and served from February 27, 1834, to March 3, 1837. During the nullification movement he was commissioned general of South Carolina troops in 1833.
He moved to Lowndes County, Alabama, about 1840. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1840. He was appointed on September 28, 1842, consul at Habana, Cuba, and served until July 22, 1850. From there, he moved to San Antonio, Texas. He was appointed on March 16, 1853, a commissioner for the United States to aid in settlement of the disputed boundary line between Texas and Mexico.
He was appointed consul at London, England, and served from August 3, 1854, to March 1861, when he was recalled. He moved to Ealing, where he died July 12, 1862. He was interred in the crypt of Kensington Church.
- United States Congress. "Robert B. Campbell (id: C000098)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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