Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Campbell, Lewis Davis

Campbell, Lewis Davis (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 and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1857); presented credentials as a 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 reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; served in the Union Army during the Civil War as colonel of the Sixty-ninth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1861 and 1862; resigned on account of poor health; 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; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Campbell, Lewis Davis," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.942 943. Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LJ6DVWQK6Z6BXL1.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Campbell, Lewis Davis." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.942, page 943. Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LJ6DVWQK6Z6BXL1.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Campbell, Lewis Davis' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.942, pp.943. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=LJ6DVWQK6Z6BXL1.