CAMPBELL, Thomas Jefferson, (1786 - 1850)

CAMPBELL, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Rhea County, Tenn., in 1786; attended the public schools; assistant inspector general to Major General Cole’s division of the East Tennessee militia, September 25, 1813–March 12, 1814; clerk of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1817–1819, 1821, and 1825–1831; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1833–1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841–March 3, 1843); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Thirtieth Congress and for the succeeding Congress, and served until his death on April 13, 1850 (December 7, 1847–April 13, 1850); died on April 13, 1850, in Washington, D.C.; interment in Calhoun, Tenn.