Campbell, James Hepburn

Life Span
to
Full name
John Hepburn Campbell
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
5
Family
Francis C. Campbell (father), Jane Hepburn (mother), Juliet Lewis (wife)
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Diplomat
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Other
Other Political Party
Opposition Party
Government
Lincoln Administration (1861-65)
Johnson Administration (1865-69)
Diplomat
US House of Representatives
Military
Union Army

James Hepburn Campbell (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CAMPBELL, James Hepburn, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., February 8, 1820; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the law department of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1841; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Pottsville, Pa.; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1844; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1856 to the Thirty-fifth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1863); was not a candidate for renomination in 1862; during the Civil War served as major of the Twenty-fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry; appointed Minister to Sweden by President Lincoln in May 1864 and served until March 29, 1867; declined the diplomatic mission to Colombia in 1867; located in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1867 and continued the practice of law; died on his estate “Aeola,” near Wayne, Delaware County, Pa., April 12, 1895; interment in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
“Campbell, James Hepburn,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000088.
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