The Info List - Brookins Campbell

Brookins Campbell (1808 – December 25, 1853) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 1st congressional district of Tennessee.


1 Biography 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] He was born in Washington County, Tennessee
in 1808. He attended the rural schools and graduated from Washington College, now known as Washington and Lee University, at Lexington. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1835 to 1839, from 1841 to 1846, and from 1851 to 1853. He served as speaker in 1845. During the Mexican-American War, he was appointed by President Polk in 1846 to be an assistant quartermaster to the Army with the rank of major. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1853 until his death in Washington, D.C. on December 25, 1853 without having qualified. He was interred in Providence Presbyterian Churchyard in Greene County, Tennessee. See also[edit]

List of United States Congress members who died in office (1790–1899)


^ Historical and Constitutional Officers of Tennessee: Speakers of the House, Tennessee
State Library and Archives. Retrieved: 7 January 2013. ^ Brookins Campbell at Find a Grave

External links[edit]

United States Congress. " Brookins Campbell (id: C000078)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 

U.S. House of Representatives

Preceded by Andrew Johnson Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 1st congressional district March 4, 1853 - December 25, 1853 Succeeded by Nathani