William W. Campbell (New York)

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William W. Campbell
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Member of the New York State Assembly
In office
Justice of the New York Supreme Court
In office
Justice of the Superior court of New York City
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byHamilton Fish
Succeeded byDavid S. Jackson
Personal details
Born(1806-06-10)June 10, 1806
Cherry Valley, New York
DiedSeptember 7, 1881(1881-09-07) (aged 75)
Cherry Valley, New York
Alma materUnion College

William Wallace Campbell (June 10, 1806 – September 7, 1881) was an American author, historian, lawyer and politician from New York.


He was born in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, the son of Judge James S. Campbell, and grandson of American Revolutionary War Colonel Samuel Campbell and Jane Campbell. He attended the common schools, and graduated from Union College in 1827. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced practice in New York City.

He was elected on the American ticket to the 29th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1847.

He was a justice of the Superior Court of New York City from 1849 to 1855. He was a justice of the New York Supreme Court from 1857 to 1865, and ex officio a judge of the New York Court of Appeals in 1865.

He was a Republican member of the New York State Assembly (Otsego Co., 1st D.) in 1869.

He was an author and engaged in historical work. His works include:

He died on September 7, 1881, in Cherry Valley, and was buried at the Cherry Valley Cemetery.

New York State Surveyor General William Campbell was his uncle.



U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hamilton Fish
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
David S. Jackson
New York Assembly
Preceded by
Myron J. Hubbard
New York State Assembly
Ostego County, 1st District

Succeeded by
James Young