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James V. Campbell



James V. Campbell taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1859-1890.

Date of Birth: 1823
Date of Death: 1890

 James V. Campbell


James Valentine Campbell (1823-1890) was born in Buffalo, New York, and came to Detroit with his family in 1826. He was admitted to the bar in 1844 and entered partnership with Samuel T. Douglass. Campbell served as secretary of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan 1845-1846, justice of the Supreme Court of Michigan 1857-1890, and Marshall Professor of Law at the University of Michigan 1859-1890. In 1849 he married Cornelia Hotchkiss Campbell (1823-1888). Together they had six children, Henry Munroe (1854-1926), James Valentine (1856-1894), Charles Hotchkiss (1858-1927), Douglass Houghton (1859-1953), Edward DeMille (1863-1925), and Cornelia Lois (known as Nellie). 


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Class Notes (Hiram Buel Swartz student notebooks, 1868-1871) 

Oral History

Memorials & Tributes:

*    Kent, C. A. "James Valentine Campbell" 5 Mich. L. Rev. 174 (1906-1907)



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