Campbell, George Washington
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.
Page last updated: 11:10am, 13th Sep '07