James Campbell

Photo added by Connie Nisinger

James Campbell

Businessman. One of St. Louis' wealthiest citizens when he died. During the Civil War, at the age of 14, he served as a messenger at Union General John C. Fremont's headquarters. After the war, he worked as a surveyor for the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad, and began buying land ahead of the tracks. He later invested in the St. Louis streetcar business. He was appointed chairman of the board of the North American Company, parent company to United Railways, the Union Electric Company.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 6 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20790
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Campbell (1848–12 Jun 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20790, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .