James E. Campbell

James Edwin Campbell (July 7, 1843 – December 18, 1924) was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served as the 38th Governor of Ohio.

Campbell was born in Middletown, Ohio, where he attended the public schools and then Miami University. He served in the Union Army as a member of the Mississippi River Squadron during the Civil War. He was a master's mate on the gunboats Elk and Naiad until his health gave out and he returned home emaciated.[1]

James Campbell was admitted to the bar in 1865 and began practicing law in Hamilton, Ohio two years later. Campbell was married to Maud Elizabeth Owens of Hamilton, Ohio on January 4, 1870. They had four children.[2] He was a Republican who voted for Lincoln and Grant for President, and after 1872 became a Democrat.[3] After serving as a prosecutor in Butler County, Ohio, from 1876 to 1880, Campbell was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives twice from Ohio's 7th congressional district (Forty-eighth and Fiftieth Congresses) and once from the third district (Forty-ninth Congress), a seat once held by his uncle Lewis D. Campbell, serving from 1884 to 1889. In the 49th Congress, he was chairman of the House Committee on Alcoholic Liquor Traffic.

Campbell then was elected to the Ohio governorship, serving from 1890 to 1892. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1891, losing to future president William McKinley. During his term as governor, he signed a bill enacting the Australian ballot in Ohio.[4] He called a special session of the General Assembly to remove the corrupt government of the city of Cincinnati. This action cost him the support of Democrats in that part of the state, and prevented his re-election.[5] He was unsuccessful in a third run for governor in 1895.

Campbell was a trustee of the Ohio State University 1895-1896.[6] Remaining politically active, Campbell was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1892, 1920, and 1924. He served on the commission to codify the State of Ohio laws from 1908 to 1911. Campbell was nominated for Congress in 1906, but lost, and was his party's choice for Senator in 1908, but was again defeated.[7] In 1913, Campbell was appointed a trustee of the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society, and he was elected unanimously by the Board of Trustees as president on September 25, 1918. He served as president until his death.[8]

He resumed the practice of law in Columbus, Ohio after 1892 and died there in 1924. He was a Mason, a member of the order of the Elks, the Columbus Club, the Scioto Country Club, the Presbyterian Church, the Grand Army of the Republic, the American Legion, and the Kit Kat Club of Columbus.[9] James Edwin Campbell is interred in Green Lawn Cemetery.

James Edwin Campbell
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38th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 13, 1890 – January 11, 1892
LieutenantElbert L. Lampson
William V. Marquis
Preceded byJoseph B. Foraker
Succeeded byWilliam McKinley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
June 20, 1884 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byHenry Lee Morey
Succeeded byGeorge E. Seney
In office
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byGeorge E. Seney
Succeeded byHenry Lee Morey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded byRobert Maynard Murray
Succeeded byElihu S. Williams
Personal details
BornJuly 7, 1843
Middletown, Ohio
DiedDecember 18, 1924 (aged 81)
Columbus, Ohio
Resting placeGreen Lawn Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Maud Elizabeth Owens
Alma materMiami University


  1. ^ Galbreath 1925 : 14
  2. ^ Taylor 1909 : 172
  3. ^ Galbreath 1925 : 8, 14
  4. ^ Galbreath 1925 : 16
  5. ^ Galbreath 1925 : 17
  6. ^ Thompson 1923 :470
  7. ^ Galbreath 1925 : 18
  8. ^ Galbreath 1925 : 3
  9. ^ Galbreath 1925 : 20


  • United States Congress. "James E. Campbell (id: C000087)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Galbreath, C B (1925). "James Edwin Campbell, in memoriam". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications. 34: 2–28. Archived from the original on 2004-01-05.
  • Thompson, William Oxley (1923). "Tribute to James Edwin Campbell". Ohio Archaeological and Historical Publications. 32: 468–471.
  • Taylor, William Alexander (1909). Centennial history of Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio. 2. Chicago: S J Clarke Publishing Company.
1891 in the United States

Events from the year 1891 in the United States.

1892 in the United States

Events from the year 1892 in the United States.

1896 Democratic National Convention

The 1896 Democratic National Convention, held at the Chicago Coliseum from July 7 to July 11, was the scene of William Jennings Bryan's nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate for the 1896 U.S. presidential election.

At age 36, Bryan was the youngest Presidential nominee in American history, only one year older than the constitutional minimum. Bryan's keynote "Cross of Gold" address, delivered prior to his nomination, lambasted Eastern monied classes for supporting the gold standard at the expense of the average worker. This was a repudiation of Cleveland administration's policy, but proved popular with the delegates to the convention.

Bryan secured the nomination on the fifth ballot over Richard P. Bland. Bryan declined to choose a Democratic vice presidential nominee, leaving the choice to his fellow delegates. Arthur Sewall of Maine was nominated on the fifth ballot. Bryan and Sewall ultimately lost to the Republican candidates, William McKinley and Garret Hobart.

48th United States Congress

The Forty-Eighth United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, D.C. from March 4, 1883, to March 4, 1885, during the last two years of the administration of U.S. President Chester A. Arthur. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Tenth Census of the United States in 1880. The Senate had a Republican majority, and the House had a Democratic majority.

Charles Marley Anderson

Charles Marley Anderson (January 5, 1845 – December 28, 1908) was an American Civil War veteran and a United States Representative from the Fourth District of the U.S. state of Ohio.

Charles Marley Anderson was born in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, in 1845, and moved with his parents to Darke County, Ohio, in 1855. Three of his four grandparents were born in Ireland. He attended the common schools, and enlisted in Company B, 71st Ohio Infantry, in 1861 during the American Civil War. He served until honorably discharged in 1865. He attended the National Normal University in Lebanon, Ohio, in 1866, studied law, and commenced practice in Greenville, Ohio, in 1868.Anderson was elected as a Democrat to Ohio's 4th congressional district in 1884, and failed at re-nomination in 1886. He served March 4, 1885, to March 3, 1887. He was named by Governor James E. Campbell as an Ohio commissioner to the World's Columbian Exposition of 1892.Anderson died at Greenville on December 28, 1908, and is buried at Greenville Cemetery.Charles Marley Anderson married Ella Hart of Greenville on June 7, 1870. They had two sons. He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Knights of Pythias, Masonic Order, and Grand Army of the Republic.

George E. Seney

George Ebbert Seney (May 29, 1832 – June 11, 1905) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and judge from Ohio.

Henry Lee Morey

Henry Lee Morey (April 8, 1841 – December 29, 1902) was an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and a politician and U.S. Congressman after the war.

James Campbell

James Campbell may refer to:

James Campbell (historian) (1935–2016), British academic specialising in Anglo-Saxon studies

James Campbell (journalist) (fl. 2000s), Australian journalist

James Campbell (industrialist) (1826–1900), Hawaii industrialist

James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy (1851–1931), Irish Solicitor-General, Attorney-General and Lord Chancellor

James Anson Campbell (1854–1933), American businessman with Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company

James Archibald Campbell (1862–1934), founder of Campbell University in North Carolina

James A. Campbell (Medal of Honor) (1844–1904), American Civil War soldier

James Colquhoun Campbell (1813–1895), Scottish-born Welsh Anglican Bishop of Bangor

James E. Campbell (academic), American political scientist

James Edward Campbell, American scientist

James Edwin Campbell (poet) (1867–1896), African American poet, editor, writer and educator

James Campbell (comedian), children's comedian working in the UK

James L. Campbell (born 1949), American soldier

James P. Campbell (fl. 2000s), president and CEO of GE Consumer & Industrial

James Palmer Campbell (1855–1926), member of the New Zealand Legislative Council

James Campbell (postmaster general) (1812–1893), US postmaster general

James Campbell (artist) (1828–1893), English artist

James Campbell (actor), English actor in Oh No It Isn't!

James Campbell (Australian timber merchant) (1830–1904), Australian timber merchant

Sir James Campbell (officer of arms), Lord Lyon King of Arms, 1658–1660

Sir James Campbell (British Army officer, died 1745) (c. 1680–1745), Scottish officer of the British Army

Sir James Campbell, 1st Baronet (1763–1819), British Army officer

Sir James Campbell (British Army officer, died 1831) (1745–1831), British Army officer

James Campbell (Royal Marines officer) (1761–1840)

James Campbell (land commissioner) (1787–1858), British Army officer and Commissioner of Crown Lands in Canterbury, New Zealand

Sir James Campbell, 2nd Baronet, of Aberuchil, see Campbell baronets

James Campbell (author) (born 1951), Scottish writer

James Dykes Campbell (1839–1895), Scottish merchant and writer

James T. Campbell, American historian

James Campbell, pseudonym of James Campbell Reddie (died 1878), author of pornography

James Campbell (governor), acting Governor of British Ceylon, 1822–1824

James Campbell, 1st Earl of Irvine, Lord Kintyre (1610–1645), colonel of the Garde Écossaise and son of Archibald Campbell, 7th Earl of Argyll

James Marshall Campbell (1895–1977), dean of the college of arts and sciences at the Catholic University of America

James Macnabb Campbell (1846–1903), Scottish administrator and ethnologist in India

James E. Campbell (academic)

James E. Campbell is an American political scientist, currently UB Distinguished Professor at University of Buffalo, State University of New York.

James Edwin Campbell

James Edwin Campbell may refer to:

James E. Campbell (1843–1924), Democratic politician and Governor of Ohio

James Edwin Campbell (poet) (1867–1896) African American poet, editor, writer and educator

Lawrence T. Neal

Lawrence Talbot Neal (September 22, 1844 – November 2, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Parkersburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), Neal pursued classical studies.

He moved to Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1864.

He studied law.

He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1867.

City solicitor in 1867 and 1868.

He declined to be a candidate for reelection.

Neal was elected prosecuting attorney of Ross County, Ohio, in 1870 and resigned in October 1872 to become a candidate for Congress.

Neal was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877).

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress and for election in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the State senate in 1887.

He resumed the practice of law.

He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1888 and 1892.

He was defeated by William McKinley for Governor of Ohio in 1893.

He died in Chillicothe, Ohio, November 2, 1905.

He was interred in Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA.

Lewis D. Campbell

Lewis Davis Campbell (August 9, 1811 – November 26, 1882) was a U.S. Representative for Ohio. Over his political career he was elected as a Whig, Republican, Know Nothing, and Democrat.

List of Governors of Ohio

The Governor of the State of Ohio is the head of the executive branch of the Government of Ohio and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. state's military forces. The officeholder has a duty to enforce state laws, the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Ohio General Assembly, the power to convene the legislature and the power to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.There have been 63 governors of Ohio, serving 69 distinct terms. The longest term was held by Jim Rhodes, who was elected four times and served just under sixteen years in two non-consecutive periods of two terms each (1963–1971 and 1975–1983). The shortest terms were held by John William Brown and Nancy Hollister, who each served for only 11 days after the governors preceding them resigned in order to begin the terms to which they had been elected in the United States Senate; the shortest-serving elected governor was John M. Pattison, who died in office five months into his term. The current governor is Republican Mike DeWine, who took office on January 14, 2019.

Middletown, Ohio

Middletown is a city located in Butler and Warren counties in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio, about 29 miles northeast of Cincinnati. Formerly in Lemon, Turtlecreek, and Franklin townships, Middletown was incorporated by the Ohio General Assembly on February 11, 1833, and became a city in 1886.

The population of Middletown as of the 2010 census was 48,694. It is part of the Cincinnati-Middletown Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.The city was the home of AK Steel Holding Corporation (formerly Armco), a major steel works founded in 1900 until offices were moved to West Chester Township, Ohio in 2007, but AK Steel's factory still resides in Middletown. Middletown contains a small municipal airport known as Hook Field, (airport code MWO), but is no longer served by commercial airlines, only general aviation. A regional campus of Miami University is located in Middletown. In 1957, Middletown was designated as an All-America City.

Ohio's 7th congressional district

Ohio's 7th congressional district is represented by Bob Gibbs. It is currently located in the northeastern section of the state, including the city of Canton. It was redrawn in 2012, following the 2010 United States Census, and was previously located in southwest Ohio, including the city of Springfield.

Ohio gubernatorial elections

The voters of the U.S. state of Ohio elect a governor for a four-year term. There is a term limit of two consecutive terms as governor. Bold type indicates victor. Italic type indicates incumbent. Starting in 1978, the nominees for governor and lieutenant governor ran on a joint ticket.

Shrum Mound

Shrum Mound is a Native American burial mound in the central Ohio city of Columbus. The mound was created around 2,000 years ago by the Pre-Columbian Native American Adena culture.Shrum Mound is named after the family whose farm once included the land on which the mound is located. Ohio History Connection is the current owner of the mound after receiving the property as a donation from the late Ohio governor James E. Campbell. Shrum Mound is located within Campbell Park, which is named after James E. Campbell.

In 2015, the Ohio History Connection removed the 18 or so trees located on top of the mound, citing preservation as the reason. One concern was the possibility of a strong storm knocking down a tree and causing damage to the mound.

United States congressional delegations from Ohio

These are tables of congressional delegations from Ohio to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

William V. Marquis

William Vance Marquis (May 1, 1828 – December 17, 1899) was an American politician who served as the 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1890 to 1892 under Governor James E. Campbell.

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