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Lewis Davis Campbell

Born on 1811, died in 1882.
State: Ohio.
Party: Republican.
Member: Representative.

  • (uncle of James Edwin Campbell), a Representative from Ohio.
  • Born in Franklin, Warren County, Ohio, August 9, 1811.
  • Attended the public schools.
  • Apprenticed to learn the art of printing 1828-1831.
  • Published a Clay Whig newspaper in Hamilton, Ohio, 1831-1835.
  • Studied law.
  • Was admitted to the bar in 1835 and practiced in Hamilton until 1850.
  • Engaged in agricultural pursuits.
  • Unsuccessful candidate for election in 1840, 1842, and 1844 to the Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, and Twenty-ninth Congresses.
  • Elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first, Thirty-second, and Thirty-third Congresses and as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1857).
  • Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Thirty-fourth Congress).
  • Presented credentials as a Republican Member-elect to the Thirty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1857, to May 25, 1858, when he was succeeded by Clement L. Vallandigham, who successfully contested the election.
  • Was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress.
  • Served in the Union Army as colonel of the Sixty-ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1861 and 1862.
  • Appointed by President Andrew Johnson as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico on May 4, 1866, and served until June 16, 1867, when he resigned.
  • Elected to the State senate in 1869 and resigned in 1870.
  • Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873).
  • Was not a candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress.
  • Delegate to the third State constitutional convention in 1873.
  • Resumed agricultural pursuits.
  • Died in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, on November 26, 1882.

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