T.J. Campbell

Thomas Jefferson Campbell

Full Name: Thomas Jefferson Campbell, Jr.
Date of birth: February 27, 1824
Date of death: May 16, 1885

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Jefferson / Marion   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris

(1) Representative apportionment - Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. "Eleventh District - The counties of Marion, Cass, Bowie and Morris shall elect three representatives; Cass to be the returning county." University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Thomas Jefferson Campbell, Jr., son of Thomas Jefferson Campbell and Sallie I. (Bearden) Campbell; birth date 2/27/1824 in Athens, Tennessee; death date 5/16/1885 in Paris, Texas; marriage to Frances E. Bridges 6/11/1846 in Athens, Tennessee. Family history, genealogy, and photos, "Leaves from the Family Tree . . . Campbell," by Penelope Johnson Allen, Chattanooga Daily Times (Tennessee), The Chattanooga Sunday Times Magazine Section, 2/24/1935, pp. 12-14. Newspapers.com.
  • Biographical sketch, Thomas J. Campbell, pp. 69-70. Born 1824 in Tennessee. "He is married . . . and resides, with his family, at Jefferson in Marion County," Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Tho. J. Campbell, Jefferson, Marion County, age 46, born circa 1824 in Tennessee, lawyer.
    Census of 1880 - T.J. Campbell, Marshall, Harrison County, age 60, born circa 1820 in Tennessee, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • T.J. Campbell, birth date 2/27/1824 in Athens, Tennessee; death date 5/16/1885 in Paris, Texas; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Find a Grave.
  • T.J. Campbell, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Listed in Jefferson, Marion County, Texas. Mason & Campbell - William H. Mason, Thomas J. Campbell. Trow's Legal Directory and Lawyers' Record of the United States, 1875, p. 601. Google Books.
  • F.J. Campbell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, "Jefferson Jots," The Dallas Daily Herald, 5/24/1885, p. 4. "Yesterday evening district court adjourned till this morning, out of respect to the memory of the late Col. Thomas J. Campbell . . . Col. Campbell was for many years a resident of this place, and has many friends who mourn his death." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Death notice, "Marshall," Galveston Daily News, 5/18/1885, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "Deceased was formerly a citizen of this city, a prominent lawyer . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • F.J. Campbell. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.


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Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1 (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Secretary of State (Chair) 

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