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James Hepburn Campbell

James Hepburn Campbell, American congressman, diplomat. member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 34th, 36th-37th congresses, 1855-1857, 59-63, chairman special commission on Pacific Railroad.

Background

  • Campbell, James Hepburn was born on February 8, 1820 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Francis and Jane (Hepburn) Campbell.

  • Education

    • Graduate Dickinson College, 1841. Doctor of Laws, Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Law School, 1841.

    Career

    • Admitted to Pennsylvania bar, 1841. Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 34th, 36th-37th congresses, 1855-1857, 59-63, chairman special commission on Pacific Railroad. Served as lieutenant colonel in command 39th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1863.

      Appointed United States minister to Sweden by President Lincoln, 1864-1867. Declined appointment as United States minister to Bogota, Colombia, 1866.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, 34th, 36th-37th congresses, 1855-1857, 59-63, chairman special commission on Pacific Railroad.

    Connections

    • Married Juliet Lewis, 1843.
    • father: Francis Campbell
    • mother: Jane (Hepburn) Campbell
    • spouse: Juliet Lewis
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    Died April 12, 1895
    (aged 75)
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