Alexander Campbell (American politician)
|United States Senator|
December 11, 1809 – March 4, 1813
|Preceded by||Stanley Griswold|
|Succeeded by||Jeremiah Morrow|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Adams County|
1808 – December 12, 1809
|Preceded by||New district|
|Succeeded by||William Russell|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Adams and Scioto counties|
|Preceded by||Philip Lewis|
|Succeeded by||District eliminated|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Clermont County|
|Preceded by||Henry Chapman|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Morris|
|Member of the Ohio Senate from Brown County|
|Preceded by||Nathaniel Beasley|
Frederick County, Virginia
|Died||November 5, 1857 (aged 77–78)|
Born in Frederick County, Virginia, Campbell moved to eastern Tennessee and then to Kentucky with his parents. After studying medicine at Transylvania University, Campbell moved to Ohio in 1803, settling in Adams County a year later. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1807 until 1809-12-12, when he resigned his position to be a U.S. Senator. An early anti-slavery campaigner, he had been unsuccessful in his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 1808, but won a special election to the state's other seat a few months later and served from 1809 to 1813. He again served in the State House in 1819 and from 1832 to 1833, and in the Ohio State Senate from 1822 to 1824. He ran unsuccessfully for the governorship in 1826.
- United States Congress. "Alexander Campbell (id: C000076)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 102.
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