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George Washington Campbell


Born in Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Came to America in 1772. Graduate of Princeton in 1794. Admitted to Tennessee bar circa 1795. Married Harriet Stoddard in 1812. They had four children.

Elected to the U. S. House of Representatives and served March 4, 1803, to March 3, 1809. Served as judge of the Tennessee Supreme Court 1809 to 1811. Elected to the Senate October 8, 1811, to February 11, 1814, and from October 10, 1815, to April 20, 1818.

Appointed Secretary of the Treasury by President Madison and served February 9, 1814, to October 5, 1814. He supported the charter of the Second Bank of the United States.

Served as minister to Russia from 1818 to 1821. Three of his children died of typhus in St. Petersburg. He died in Nashville.

bio: ApCAB; BDC; BDEB; *DAB; Drake; NCAB 5; TCBDA; *WWWA-H (*give year as 1769)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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