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.
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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.
List of United States Congress members who died in office
^ Historical and Constitutional Officers of Tennessee: Speakers of the
Tennessee State Library and Archives. Retrieved: 7 January
Brookins Campbell at Find a Grave
United States Congress. "
Brookins Campbell (id: C000078)".
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st congressional district
March 4, 1853 - December 25, 1853