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John Wilson Campbell

John Wilson Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by John Alexander
Succeeded by Thomas R. Ross
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 3, 1827
Preceded by Joseph Vance
Succeeded by William Russell
United States District Court for the District of Ohio
In office
March 7, 1829 – September 24, 1833
Preceded by William Creighton, Jr.
Succeeded by Benjamin Tappan
Personal details
Born (1782-02-23)February 23, 1782
Augusta County, Virginia
Died September 24, 1833(1833-09-24) (aged 51)
Delaware, Ohio
Resting place Old North Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio
Political party Democratic-Republican

John Wilson Campbell (February 23, 1782 – September 24, 1833) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, and a United States federal judge.

Born near Miller's Iron Works, Augusta County, Virginia, Campbell attended the common schools. He taught school. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in West Union, Ohio. He was in the Justice of the Peace of Tiffin Township, Adams County from 1809 to 1815. He served as prosecuting attorney of Adams County in 1809. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1810, 1813, and 1815.

Campbell was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses. He was reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress. And as an Adams to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1827). He served as chairman of the Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixteenth through Nineteenth Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1826. Campbell was nominated by President Andrew Jackson as judge of the United States District Court for the District of Ohio on March 6, 1829, to a seat vacated by William Creighton, Jr.. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 7, 1829, and received commission the same day. He served until his death in Delaware, Ohio, September 24, 1833. He was interred in the Old North Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.


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