Thomas Jefferson Campbell

Thomas Jefferson Campbell ( * 1786 in Rhea County, Tennessee, † April 13, 1850 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1841 and 1843 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


The exact date of birth and the birthplace of Thomas Campbell are unknown. He attended the common schools. During the British - American War he was in the years 1813 and 1814 the staff of the commander of the militia force of the eastern part of Tennessee. Between 1817 and 1819 he was an administrative clerk in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. This activity, he held also in 1821 and 1825 to 1831. From 1833 to 1837 he was a member of the chamber of parliament as a deputy. Politically, Campbell became a member of the Whig Party in the 1830s.

In the congressional elections of 1840, he was elected in the fourth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Julius W. Blackwell on March 4, 1841. Since he has not been confirmed in 1842, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1843. This was determined from the discussions between his party and President John Tyler. Furthermore, it was already at that time debated a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas.

From 1847 to his death on April 13, 1850 Thomas Campbell was employed by the Congress government. He was buried in Calhoun.