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Biography: Edward Kernan Campbell born April 17, 1858 – photograph

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Campbell, Edward K.(1858) WashingtonEDWARD KERNAN CAMPBELL



Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama

Edward Kernan Campbell of Birmingham, Alabama was born April 17, 1858, in Washington county, Virginia. He obtained his early education at Abingdon Male academy and his college education at Emory and Henry college (in Washington county, Va.). He took law lectures under John B. Minor at the University of Virginia in 1882-83.

He entered upon the practice of law in 1883 at Abingdon and moved to Birmingham in March, 1884, where he continued his practice. In May 1913, he was appointed chief justice of the Court of Claims, Federal Judicial Service by President Wilson. He retired April 17, 1928. He was a Special Master for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1931. He died December 7, 1938.

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He was married at Birmingham, Apr. 24, 1888, to Loula E. Brown, daughter of Rev. Hardie Brown, D.D., and his wife, Louise McGehee Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell had two known daughters,

  1. Mary Campbell
  2. Jean Campbell


  1. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography by Thomas McAdory Owen, c1922
  2. Notable Men of Alabama: Personal and Genealogical, Volume 2 edited by Joel Campbell DuBose
  3. Congressional Directory By United States. Congress

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