Brookins Campbell

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Brookins Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1853 – December 25, 1853
Preceded by Andrew Johnson
Succeeded by Nathaniel G. Taylor
Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
1845 – 1847[1]
Preceded by Daniel L. Barringer
Succeeded by Landon Carter Haynes
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born 1808
Washington County, Tennessee
Died December 25, 1853
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Providence Presbyterian Churchyard
Greene County, Tennessee[2]
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary (Morrow) Campbell

Brookins Campbell (1808 – December 25, 1853) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 1st congressional district of Tennessee.


He was born in Washington County, Tennessee in 1808. He attended the rural schools and graduated from Washington College, now known as Washington and Lee University, at Lexington. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced. He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1835 to 1839, from 1841 to 1846, and from 1851 to 1853. He served as speaker in 1845.

During the Mexican-American War, he was appointed by President Polk in 1846 to be an assistant quartermaster to the Army with the rank of major. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1853 until his death in Washington, D.C. on December 25, 1853 without having qualified. He was interred in Providence Presbyterian Churchyard in Greene County, Tennessee.


  1. Historical and Constitutional Officers of Tennessee: Speakers of the House, Tennessee State Library and Archives. Retrieved: 7 January 2013.
  2. Brookins Campbell at Find a Grave

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1853 - December 25, 1853
Succeeded by
Nathaniel G. Taylor