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Campbell, George Washington

Born: 1769 AD
Died: 1848 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat, Lawyers, Politician


1769 - Born in Scotland, on the 9th of February. American politician.

         - Representative and a Senator from Tennessee.

1772 - He immigrated to North Carolina with his parents.

1794 - Graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and began studying law.

         - Admitted to the bar in North Carolina and began practicing in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1803 - Elected the Congressman at-large from Tennessee.

         - During the 10th Congress he was the chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means.

1804 - One of the managers appointed to conduct the impeachment hearings for John Pickering.

         - Conducted the impeachment hearings against Samuel Chase, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1809 - He left Congress and became a state Supreme Court judge.

1811 - Served as a United States Senator from Tennessee.

1814 - Became the Secretary of the Treasury.

1815 - Once again he became the United States Senator from Tennessee.

1818-1821 - Resigned on 20th of April to accept appointment as ambassador to Russia.

1831 - Member of the French Spoliation Claims Commission.

1848 - He died on 17th of February and was buried at Nashville City Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

         - Campbell County, Tennessee, is named in his honor.


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