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John Lafayette Camp

army officer , territorial official

John Lafayette Camp, American army officer, territorial official. member Texas Senate, 1874.

Background

Camp, John Lafayette was born on February 20, 1828 in near Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of John L. and Elizabeth (Brown) Camp.

Education

Graduated from the University Tennessee, 1848.

Career

Practiced law, Gilman, Texas, 1848-1891. Elected colonel 14th Texas Cavalry, 1865. Elected to the United States Congress from Texas district, 1866, not permitted to take seat.

Delegate Texas Constitutional Convention, 1866. De. National Democratic Convention, 1872. Member Texas Senate, 1874.

Judge Texas District Court, 1878. Registrar Arizona Land Office, 1884-1886. Camp County (Texas) named after him.

Membership

Member Texas Senate, 1874.

Connections

Married Mary Ward.

father:
John L. Camp

mother:
Elizabeth (Brown) Camp

spouse:
Mary Ward.