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John Campbell

May 19, 1845
Home Town:
Marlborough District, SC
Later Residences:
Brownville, SC
Parnassus, SC
Jane Thomas Campbell (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
John Campbell was the son of Robert Campbell. After passing the bar, Campbell began to practice law in Brownville, SC in his hometown district of Marlborough. He then moved his practice to Parnassus, SC and began a career in politics. When he was first elected to Congress, it was as a State's Rights Whig. When he was elected again in 1836 it was as a State's Rights Democrat. He died while serving in office. He was interred in a private cemetery near Blenheim, S.C.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Graduated from University of South Carolina (then South Carolina College) in 1819.

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Charleston, SC in 1822
Political Party:
Democrat; Nullifier; Jacksonian
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (SC) 1828-1831, 1836-1845
Federal Committees:
Chairman of the Committee on Elections from 1839-1840. Member of the Committee on District of Columbia in 1843 and 1844.
State Posts:
State Representative (SC) 1824

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849,17.

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