Alexander Campbell (American politician)

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Alexander Campbell
United States Senator
from Ohio
In office
December 11, 1809 – March 4, 1813
Preceded byStanley Griswold
Succeeded byJeremiah Morrow
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Adams County
In office
1808 – December 12, 1809
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byWilliam Russell
Abraham Shepherd
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Adams and Scioto counties
In office
Preceded byPhilip Lewis
James Scott
Abraham Shepherd
Succeeded byDistrict eliminated
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives from Clermont County
In office
Preceded byHenry Chapman
John Shaw
Succeeded byThomas Morris
Member of the Ohio Senate from Brown County
In office
Preceded byNathaniel Beasley
Succeeded byUnknown
Personal details
Frederick County, Virginia
DiedNovember 5, 1857 (aged 77–78)
Ripley, Ohio
Political partyDemocratic-Republican

Alexander Campbell (1779 – November 5, 1857) was a National Republican politician from Ohio. He served in the United States Senate.

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.[1] 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.

Ohio Presidential elector in 1820 for James Monroe.[2] Ohio Presidential elector in 1836 for William Henry Harrison.[3]


  1. ^ Taylor 1899 : 60
  2. ^ Taylor 1899 : 102
  3. ^ Taylor 1899 : 193
  • 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.