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Lewis Davis Campbell Papers
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Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Lewis Davis
Campbell papers from Mr. Arthur H, Blaker, of Portland, Oregon,
in May 1963. Keith A. Maneese processed the collection in May
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Biographical sketch: Campbell, Lewis Davis. 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, wh. en 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 reee1ecti. on in 1.872 to the Forty-third
Congress; delegate to the third State constitutional conven-tion
in 1873; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Hamilton,
Butler County, Ohio, on November 26, 1882; interment in Greenwood
Source: Biographical Dictionary of the American Congress, 1774-
1949, ( 1950), p. 942.
Dictionary of American Biography, Vol. 111, ( 1929), pp. 461- 462.
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