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Thomas J. Campbell

T.J. Campbell
Full Name: Thomas J. Campbell
Birth date: February 27, 1824
Death date: May 16, 1885

Terms of Service

  • House, 15th (1) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
(1) Representative apportionment - Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. "Eleventh District - The counties of Marion, Cass, Bowie and Morris shall elect three representatives; Cass to be the returning county." University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Tho. J. Campbell, Jefferson, Marion County, age 46, born circa 1824 in Tennessee, lawyer.
    Census of 1880 - T.J. Campbell, Marshall, Harrison County, age 60, born circa 1820 in Tennessee, lawyer. FamilySearch . 1880 1870
  • T.J. Campbell, birth date 2/27/1824 in Athens, Tennessee, death date 5/16/1885 in Paris, Texas, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Find a Grave .
  • T.J. Campbell, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
  • Listed in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas. Mason & Campbell - William H. Mason, Thomas J. Campbell. Trow's Legal Directory and Lawyers' Record of the United States, 1875, p. 601. Google Books .
  • F.J. Campbell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Death notice, "Marshall," Galveston Daily News, 5/18/1885, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "Deceased was formerly a citizen of this city, a prominent lawyer . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Jefferson Jots, The Dallas Daily Herald, 5/24/1884, p. 4. "Yesterday evening district court adjourned till this morning, out of respect to the memory of the late Col. Thomas J. Campbell . . . Col. Campbell was for many years a resident of this place, and has many friends who mourn his death." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Thomas J. Campbell, pp. 69-70. Born 1824 in Tennessee. "He is married . . . and resides, with his family, at Jefferson in Marion County," Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Confederate States Army, Major. ". . .served during the late war as a soldier in the Confederate army, doing service east of the Mississippi river, and rising to the rank of major . . ." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • F.J. Campbell. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

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