AB, Stanford, 1914; Doctor of Laws, Lincoln Memorial University, 1939. Doctor of Laws, Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1963.
He operated several farms that raised Angus cattle and owned the Kable News Company of Mount Morris, Illinois, a national distributor of magazines. He headed the boards of trustees of Shimer College for more than 20 years, and was also chairman of the board at Beloit College. Campbell"s Mount Carroll residence, built in 1925 when he was the vice president of the Carroll County State Bank, is now part of the Mount Carroll Historic District.
lieutenant was designed by architect Carroll A. Klein.
Campbell received a certificate in music from Shimer College in 1909. Although it was then almost exclusively a girls" preparatory school, Shimer allowed occasional male day students.
Campbell subsequently studied at Beloit College through 1913, and received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Stanford University in 1914. Campbell"s "Kable News Company" was listed as distributor of thirty three comic titles during the United States Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency"s investigation into a possible connection between comic books and juvenile delinquency.
He was invited again in 1957 for a dinner (indefinitely postponed) to be given in honor of President René Coty of France.
Eisenhower, who also had an interest in Angus cattle and who kept two herds at his farm in Gettysburg (now the Eisenhower National Historic Site), kept in contact with Campbell for the rest of the administration. His service on the Shimer College board began in 1924, and he held the chairmanship for more than 20 years, from 1935 to 1956. At Beloit, he joined the board in 1938 and chaired it from 1958 to 1963.
He also served as an advisor to the University of Arizona after taking up residence there later in life.
A "Samuel J. Campbell Plaza" was dedicated at Beloit College in 1976. The Department of Economics at Beloit is also named after him.
District chairman War Production Board, 1945-1946. Honorary trustee Shimer College. Life trustee, chairman board trustees Beloit College.
Board directors Grant Hospital, Chicago, University Arizona Foundation, Southern Arizona Heart Foundation, Hospital Planning Council Greater Tucson Inc. Trustee Grand Central Art Galleries, New York City, Amerind Foundation, Dragoon, Arizona. Advisory council President's Club, University Arizona Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.
Member Newcomen Society North America, Chicago Club, Executive Club, Tavern Club, Casino Club, Union League, University Club (Chicago), New York Athletic Club, Old Pueblo Club, Tucson Country Club, Mountain Oyster Club (Tucson), Tucson National Golf Club.
Married Ileen Bullis, October 10, 1914.