CAMPBELL, John Wilson (1782-1833)

CAMPBELL, JOHN WILSON, a Representative from Ohio; born near Miller's Iron Works, Augusta County, Va., February 23, 1782; attended the common schools; taught school; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1808 and commenced practice in West Union, Ohio; justice of the peace of Tiffin Township, Adams County, 1809-1815; prosecuting attorney of Adams County in 1809; member of the State house of representatives in 1810, 1813, and 1815; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth through the Seventeenth Congresses; reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; and as an Adams to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1827); chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Sixteenth through Nineteenth Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1826; judge of the United States Court for the District of Ohio from 1829 until his death in Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio, September 24, 1833; interment in the Old North Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: In the Return Jonathan Meigs Papers, ca. 1801-1945, 1.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include John W. Campbell.


Library of Virginia
Archives Branch
Richmond, VA
Papers: In the Lilley Family Papers, ca. 1743-1868, 238 items.
Correspondents include John W. Campbell.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1820-1821, 2 items.
Letters, March 28, 1820, and Nov. 2l, 1821, of John W. Campbell.

  • Campbell, John W. Biographical sketches: With other literary remains of the late John W. Campbell. Compiled by his widow. Columbus, Ohio: Printed by Scott & Gallagher, 1838.