Alexander Campbell (American politician)

Alexander Campbell ( * 1779 in Frederick County, Virginia; † November 5, 1857 in Ripley, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Democratic- Republican Party from Ohio.

Campbell was born in Frederick County, Virginia. During his childhood, his parents moved with him to Tennessee and then to Kentucky. There he attended the Pisgah Academy in Woodford County, then completed his medical studies at the Transylvania University and practiced a short time in Cynthiana. In 1803 he moved to Ohio and settled in Adams County. From 1807 to 1809 he served in the House of Representatives from Ohio, but then stepped back to take a seat in the U.S. Senate. In 1808, he lost an election for the U.S. Senate, but received by a by-election the vacant by the resignation of Edward Tiffin seat His term lasted from 1809 to 1813. 1819 and from 1832 to 1833, he served more times in the House of Representatives Ohin 89611703o, and from 1822 to 1824 in the Senate of Ohio. In 1826 he ran unsuccessfully for the governorship.

From 1838 to 1840 he was mayor of Ripley. He died there in 1857.