CAMPBELL, William W., (1806 - 1881)


Carte-de-visite, 1867, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CAMPBELL, William W., a Representative from New York; born in Cherry Valley, N.Y., June 10, 1806; attended the common schools; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in New York City; was appointed master in chancery in 1841; commissioner in bankruptcy; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; justice of the superior court of New York City 1849-1855; returned to Cherry Valley in December 1855; judge of the supreme court for the sixth district of New York 1857-1865; author and engaged in historical work; died in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, N.Y., September 7, 1881; interment in Cherry Valley Cemetery.