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Campbell, Thomas H.

Born: 1815-05-21 Hartstown, Pennsylvania

Died: 1862-11-22 Springfield, Illinois

Thomas H. Campbell was the chief clerk in the office of the Illinois state auditor. He filled the expired terms of James Shields, who resigned in 1843, and of William L. D. Ewing, who died in 1846 while in office. He married Catharine E. McDougall in 1845, with whom he had four children. Governor Thomas Ford appointed Campbell as state auditor in 1846, and Campbell won election to the office in 1848. He served as state auditor until 1857. Richard Yates appointed him special commissioner to audit accounts between the federal government and Illinois and Campbell was working in that capacity when he died. He also worked as a farmer and, by 1860, had amassed $80,000 in real estate and $1,400 in personal property.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 176; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, 113.