Brookins Campbell

Brookins Campbell ( * 1808 in Washington County, Tennessee, † December 25, 1853 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. In 1853, he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth and the birthplace of Brookins Campbell are unknown. He attended the common schools and then the Washington College in Lexington (Virginia), emerged from the later the Washington and Lee University. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession.

Politically, Campbell Member of the Democrats. Within the party, he was an opponent of the future President Andrew Johnson, who should also be a congressman and governor of Tennessee. Between 1835 and 1853, Campbell was three times Member of Parliament in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. In 1845, he served as its president. Campbell saw the future of the State of Tennessee in the industrialization and the expansion of the rail system. During the Mexican- American War, he was a Major in the U.S. Army Quartermaster.

In the congressional elections of 1852, he was elected in the first district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he succeeded by Andrew Johnson on March 4, 1853, who had meanwhile been elected governor. Brookins Campbell has resigned from the Congress, however, exercise only until December 25 1853. On this day, he died of pneumonia.

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