CAMPBELL, Robert Blair, (Birth date unknown - 1862)


CAMPBELL, Robert Blair, (brother of John Campbell of South Carolina), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Marlboro County, S.C., birth date unknown; educated by a private tutor; attended school in Fayetteville, N.C., and was graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) at Columbia in 1809; engaged in agricultural pursuits; commissioned captain in South Carolina Militia in 1814; unsuccessful candidate in 1820 for election to the Seventeenth Congress; served in the South Carolina state senate, 1821-1823; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1824 to the Nineteenth Congress and for election in 1826 to the Twentieth Congress and in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress; elected to the State senate in 1830; elected as a Nullifier to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Thomas B. Singleton; reelected as Nullifier to the Twenty-fourth Congress and served from February 27, 1834, to March 3, 1837; during the nullification movement was commissioned general of South Carolina troops in 1833; moved to Lowndes County, Ala., about 1840; member of the State house of representatives in 1840; appointed on September 28, 1842, consul at Habana, Cuba, and served until July 22, 1850; moved to San Antonio, Tex.; was appointed on March 16, 1853, a commissioner for the United States to aid in settlement of the disputed boundary line between Texas and Mexico; appointed consul at London, England, and served from August 3, 1854, to March 1861, when he was recalled; moved to Ealing, London, England, where he died July 12, 1862; interment in the crypt of Kensington Church.