CAMPBELL, James Edwin, (1843 - 1924)


CAMPBELL, James Edwin, (nephew of Lewis Davis Campbell), a Representative from Ohio; born in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, July 7, 1843; attended the public schools and Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; entered the Union Army as a member of the Mississippi Squadron, November 29, 1863, and served until honorably discharged September 24, 1864; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1865; deputy collector of internal revenue, third district; commenced the practice of law in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1867; prosecuting attorney of Butler County 1876-1880; successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Henry L. Morey to the Forty-eighth Congress; reelected to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses and served from June 20, 1884, to March 3, 1889; chairman, Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic (Forty-ninth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1888; Governor of Ohio in 1889; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1891, and again in 1895; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1920, and 1924; served on the commission to codify the State laws 1908-1911; resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio, and died there on December 18, 1924; interment in Green Lawn Cemetery.


Bibliography

Doyle, James T. “James Edwin Campbell: Conservative Democratic Congressman, Governor and Statesman.” Ph.D. diss., Ohio State University, 1967.