CAMPBELL, Brookins, (1808 - 1853)


CAMPBELL, Brookins, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Washington County, Tenn., in 1808; attended the rural schools and was graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) at Lexington; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives 1835-1839, 1841-1846, and 1851-1853, and served as speaker in 1845; during the Mexican War was appointed by President Polk in 1846 an assistant quartermaster to the Army with the rank of major; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1853, until his death in Washington, D.C., December 25, 1853, without having qualified; interment in Providence Presbyterian Churchyard, Greene County, Tenn.