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John Archibald Campbell

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John Archibald Campbell
Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Appointed by:   Franklin Pierce
Active:   3/22/1853-4/30/1861
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1837-1853
Personal History
Born:   June 24, 1811
Hometown:   Georgia
Deceased:   March 12, 1889
Undergraduate:   Franklin College, 1825
Law School:   Read law, 1829

John Archibald Campbell (1811-1889) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Franklin Pierce on March 21, 1853 and resigned on April 30, 1861. Prior to joining the court, Campbell was an attorney in private practice in Mobile, Alabama.[1]

After resigning his post on the Supreme Court, Campbell became the Assistant Secretary of War for the draft for the Confederate States of America.[1]

Campbell was the only justice nominated to the Supreme Court by President Pierce. He served during The Taney Court.[2]


Campbell attended Franklin College and received his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

  • 1865-1884: Attorney in private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1862-1865: Assistant secretary of war for the draft, Confederacy
  • 1837-1853: Attorney in private practice, Mobile, Alabama
  • 1843: Member, Georgia State Legislature
  • 1837: Member, Georgia State Legislature
  • 1829-1837: Attorney in private practice, Montgomery, Alabama,
  • 1829: Attorney in private practice, Washington, Georgia[1]

Federal judicial career

Campbell was nominated by President Franklin Pierce on March 21, 1853. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 23, 1853, and received commission on March 22, 1853. Campbell resigned on April 30, 1861.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
John McKinley
Supreme Court
Succeeded by:
David Davis