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    HON. THOMAS M. CAMPBELL, formerly mayor of Troy, Ohio, of which city he has been a resident for some thirty years, is a leading member of the Miami County bar and is city, solicitor, an office he has most acceptably filled on several occasions. He was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, in 1840.

    Mr. Campbell attended the law school of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, but otherwise he secured his education in the schools of Montgomery and Preble counties, Ohio. In 1861 he enlisted as a private in Company B, Seventy-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with which he served for over three years of the great Civil War, receiving his honorable discharge at Nashville, Tennessee, December 3, 1864, having been promoted to first sergeant. Mr. Campbell survived all the usual dangers of army life and his record shows that he was never wounded, never sent to a hospital, and, what he is justly proud of, that he was never excused from duty. He participated in the battles of Shiloh, Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, Georgia, and Franklin, Tennessee, together with many less important engagements.

    In 1877 Mr. Campbell was admitted to the bar, and in the following year settled at Troy, subsequently being admitted to practice in the United States Courts. He is a member of the Miami County Bar Association. He has long been interested in local politics and in 1885 was elected city solicitor, serving in that capacity for two terms, and from 1892 to 1894, he was mayor of the city, and after the close of an excellent administration, he returned to private practice. In November, 1907, he was again brought forward by his party for the office of city solicitor, and was elected without opposition and is serving in that office at the present time.

    In 1889 Mr. Campbell was married to Miss Clara E. Shilling, who died May 23, 1907, leaving one son, Carlton W., who is a student in Dennison University. Mr. Campbell is a member of the First Baptist Church of Troy, and one of its deacons. He is prominent in Masonry, being past master of Franklin Lodge, No. 14, F.& A.M.; past high priest of Franklin Chapter, and past eminent commander of Coleman Commandery, Knights Templar.

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