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Campbell, Thomas Mitchell

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1923 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1856 – Born in Rusk, Texas, on the 22nd of April the son of Thomas Duncan and Rachel (Moore) Campbell.


1873 – Attended school at Rusk and entered Trinity University to study law.


1874 – He was unable to support himself and withdrew his studies.


        – Worked in the Gregg county clerk’s office and continued his studies at night.


1878 – Admitted to the Texas bar and married Fannie Irene Bruner of Shreveport, Louisiana.


1889 – Became involved with the troubled International-Great Northern Railroad.


1891 – He became court-appointed receiver and moved his family to Palestine.


1892 – After lifting the line from bankruptcy, he remained in Palestine as the general manager of the railroad.


1897 – Resigned from the railroad and became active in Democratic Party politics.


1906 – Campbell was elected governor of Texas.


1916 – He ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate.


1923 – Died in Galveston on 1st of April and was buried in Palestine.