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Campbell, George Washington

Born: 1769 AD
Died: 1848 AD
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.