United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

William B. Campbell

"(Feburary 1, 1907 -- August 19, 1867) William Bowen Campbell was a(n) lawyer, farmer, banker, public servant, soldier, judge, governor, general, and American politician. Campbell was born near Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1829. He was elected district attorney in 1831, elected judge of the 4th circuit of Tennessee (1847 - 1850), and judge of the circuit court in 1857. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1835 and 1836) and Governor of Tennessee (1851 - 1853 declined renomination). Campbell was a captain in Trousdale's regiment of Tennessee Mounted Volunteers in the Florida War, mustered out January 14, 1837; elected colonel of the 1st Tennessee Volunteers in the Mexican War (June 3, 1846 - May 25, 1847); and appointed by President Lincoln as brigadier general of Volunteers (June 30, 1862). He was elected as a Whig to the 25th, 26th and 27th Congresses (March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1843), he declined to run in the 28th Congress. He was also elected as a Unionist to the 39th Congress (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1867). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000104]"

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