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James E. Campbell

James E. Campbell, American governor. member 48th to 50th Congresses (1883-1889).


  • Campbell, James E. was born on July 7, 1843 in Middletown, Ohio, United States. Son of Doctor Andrew and Laura P. (Reynolds) Campbell.

  • Education

    • Academic education; served in United States Navy, 1863-1865.


    • Admitted to bar, 1865, and then practiced at Hamilton and Columbus, Ohio. Prosecuting attorney, Butler Company, O., 1876-1880. Member 48th to 50th Congresses (1883-1889).

      Seat in 48th Congress unsuccessfully contested and was not seated until June 20, 1884. Governor of Ohio, 1890-1892. Unsuccessful candidate for reëlection, 1891 and 1895.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member 48th to 50th Congresses (1883-1889).


    • Married Elizabeth Owens, January 4, 1870.
    • father: Doctor Andrew Campbell
    • mother: Laura P. (Reynolds) Campbell
    • spouse: Elizabeth Owens
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    Died December 17, 1924
    (aged 81)