CAMPBELL, John, (brother of Robert Blair Campbell), a Representative from South Carolina; born near Brownsville, Marlboro County, S.C., birth date unknown; was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Brownsville, S.C.; moved to Parnassus, Marlboro District, and continued the practice of law; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-fifth Congress and as a Democrat to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1845); chairman, Committee on Elections (Twenty-sixth Congress), Committee on District of Columbia (Twenty-eighth Congress); died in Parnassus (now Blenheim), Marlboro County, S.C., on May 19, 1845; interment in a private cemetery near Blenheim, S.C.

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Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1839, 1 letter. Letter of John Campbell, 1839.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Campbell, John. Speech of John Campbell of South Carolina, delivered in the House of Representatives, March 13, 1830: An amendment proposing the allowance of a drawback on foreign cotton bagging when exported, being under consideration. Washington: Duff Green, 1830.

------. Speech of Mr. Campbell, of South Carolina, on the reasons filed by the President for approving the apportionment bill: delivered in the House of Representatives, July 6, 1842. Washington: Printed at the Globe Office, 1842.

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