CAMPBELL, Philip Pitt, (1862 - 1941)


Campaign card (detail), 1912, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

CAMPBELL, Philip Pitt, a Representative from Kansas; born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, April 25, 1862; moved with his parents to Neosho County, Kans., in 1867; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Baker University, Baldwin, Kans., in 1888; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Pittsburg, Kans.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on Levees and Improvements of the Mississippi River (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Rules (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; parliamentarian of the Republican National Convention in 1924; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C., with residence in Arlington, Va.; died in Washington, D.C., May 26, 1941; interment in Abbey Mausoleum (near Arlington National Cemetery), Arlington, Va.