Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jim Oliver Collection
CAMPBELL, Thomas J. (1952-)

CAMPBELL, THOMAS J., a Representative from California; born in Chicago, August 14, 1952; attended Hardy Preparatory School, Chicago, 1959-1965; graduated, St. Ignatius High School, Chicago, 1969; B.A., M.A., University of Chicago, 1973; J.D., Harvard Law School, 1976; Ph.D., economics, University of Chicago, 1980; admitted to the bar in 1976 and commenced practice in Chicago; White House fellow, office of the chief of staff and White House counsel, 1980-1981; director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, 1981-1983; professor, Stanford Law School, 1983-1988; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred First and One Hundred Second Congresses (January 3, 1989-January 3, 1993); was not a candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the United States Senate; member, State senate, 1993-1995; elected to the One Hundred Fourth Congress on December 12, 1995, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Norman Mineta; reelected to the One Hundred Fifth and One Hundred Sixth Congresses (December 12, 1995, to January 3, 2001); was not a candidate in 2000 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate, 2010.

California State Library
Sacramento, CA
Papers: In the John Stanton Political Campaign Collection, 1860-2007, amount unknown.
Persons represented include Thomas Campbell.


Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the George E. Mackinnon papers, 1927-1995, 178 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Thomas Campbell.

  • Grassley, Charles, Thomas Campbell, Michael Carvin. Civil Rights: Gauging Congressional Reactions. Washington, D. C: The Heritage Foundation, 1990.