William Wildman Campbell

William Wildman Campbell ( born April 2, 1853 in Rochester, Windsor County, Vermont; † August 13, 1927 in Napoleon, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1907 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Campbell attended the public schools of his home and then the Goddard Seminary in Barre as well and the Tufts College in Medford ( Massachusetts). After a subsequent law degree in 1878 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Napoleon to work in this profession. Between 1893 and 1896 he was a prosecutor in Henry County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1904 Campbell was in the fifth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat John S. Snook on March 4, 1905. Since he has not been confirmed in 1906, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1907.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Campbell practiced as a lawyer again. In 1908, he competed unsuccessfully to return to the Congress; in the years 1911 and 1912 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state. He died on August 13, 1927 in Napoleon, where he was also buried.