CAMPBELL, Alexander, (1779 - 1857)

Senate Years of Service: 1809-1813
Party: Democratic Republican

CAMPBELL, Alexander, a Senator from Ohio; born in Frederick County, Va., in 1779; moved with his parents to east Tennessee and later to Kentucky, settling near Lexington, and later in Woodford County, Ky.; educated at Pisgah Academy, Woodford County, Ky.; studied medicine at Transylvania University and commenced practice in Cynthiana, Ky., in 1801; member, State house of representatives 1803; moved to Adams County in 1804, and later to Brown County, Ohio, where he continued the practice of medicine; also engaged in mercantile pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1807; reelected in 1808 and 1809, and served as speaker in 1808 and 1809; unsuccessful candidate for United States Senator in 1808; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Tiffin and served from December 11, 1809, to March 3, 1813; resumed the practice of medicine; moved to Staunton (now Ripley), Ohio, in 1815; member, State house of representatives 1819, and served as speaker pro tempore; member, State senate 1822-1824; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1826; member, State house of representatives 1832-1833; served as vice president of the first general antislavery society of Ohio in 1835; mayor of Ripley 1838-1840; died in Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, November 5, 1857; interment in Maplewood Cemetery.