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Alexander Campbell (1779 – November 5, 1857) was a National Republican politician from Ohio. He served in the United States Senate.

Born in Frederick County, Virginia, Campbell moved to eastern Tennessee and then to Kentucky with his parents. After studying medicine at Transylvania University, Campbell moved to Ohio in 1803, settling in Adams County a year later. He served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1807 until 1809-12-12, when he resigned his position to be a U.S. Senator.[1] An early anti-slavery campaigner, he had been unsuccessful in his candidacy for the U.S. Senate in 1808, but won a special election to the state's other seat a few months later and served from 1809–1813. He again served in the State House in 1819 and from 1832–1833, and in the Ohio State Senate from 1822-1824. He ran unsuccessfully for the governorship in 1826.


  1. ^ Taylor, William A. (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress, from the Year 1788 to the Year 1900. Columbus, Ohio: Westbote. pp. v. 1, p. 60.  
Political offices
Preceded by
Philemon Beecher
Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
1808-12-05 – 1809-12-03
Succeeded by
Edward Tiffin
Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
Philip Lewis
James Scott
Abraham Shepherd
Representative from Adams and Scioto Counties
Served alongside: Andrew Ellison; Philip Lewis, Jr.
District eliminated
New district Representative from Adams County
1808 – 1809-12-12
Served alongside: Andrew Ellison (1808–1809), Abraham Shepherd (1809)
Succeeded by
William Russell
Abraham Shepherd
Preceded by
Henry Chapman
John Shaw
Representative from Clermont County
Served alongside: David Morris
Succeeded by
Thomas Morris
United States Senate
Preceded by
Stanley Griswold
United States Senator (Class 3) from Ohio
1809-12-11 – 1813-03-03
Served alongside: Return J. Meigs, Jr., Thomas Worthington
Succeeded by
Jeremiah Morrow
Preceded by
Elisha Mathewson
Most Senior Living U.S. Senator
(Sitting or Former)

1853-10-14 – 1857-11-05
Succeeded by
George M. Bibb
Ohio Senate
Preceded by
Nathaniel Beasley
Senator from Brown County
Succeeded by


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