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John Wilson Campbell

  • Birth 23 Feb 1782 Augusta County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 24 Sep 1833 Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 18817853

US Congressman. A native of Virginia, he moved to Ohio and became an apprentice to a carpenter in Cincinnati. He then moved to Morgantown, West Virginia to study law and returned to Ohio to practice as an attorney after he was admitted to the bar. He became the prosecuting attorney of Adams County and served as a justice of the peace. He also served for the United States in the War of 1812. Campbell was a member of the Ohio Legislature until he was elected as a Jacksonian Democrat to represent Ohio's 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives and served from 1817 to 1827. He was reelected four times and declined to become a candidate in 1826. He was narrowly defeated as a candidate for election as Ohio's Governor in 1828. Appointed by President Andrew Jackson, he presided as Judge of the United States Court for the District of Ohio from 1829 until his death in 1833.

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  • Added: 8 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18817853
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Wilson Campbell (23 Feb 1782–24 Sep 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18817853, citing Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .