Campbell, Thompson

Life Span
to
Full name
Thompson Campbell
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Estimated
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
Occupation
Politician
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Pierce Administration (1853-57)
US House of Representatives
State legislature

Thompson Campbell (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
CAMPBELL, Thompson, a Representative from Illinois; born in Ireland in 1811; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Chester County, Pa.; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Pittsburgh, Pa.; moved to Galena, Ill., and engaged in mining; secretary of state of Illinois from 1843 until he resigned in 1846; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1847; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1852; appointed United States land commissioner for California by President Pierce in 1853 and served until he resigned in 1855; returned to Illinois; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Charleston in 1860; elector at large on the Breckinridge and Lane ticket in 1860; returned to California and served in the California house of representatives as a member of the Union Party in 1863 and 1864; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; died in San Francisco, Calif., December 6, 1868; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
“Campbell, Thompson,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000102.
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