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Campbell, Thomas Mitchell

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1923 AD
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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.