Biographical Sketch of Hector Campbell

Hector Campbell


Hector Campbell
Born 1793
Died 1873
Clackamas County delegate

Hector Campbell was born in Hampden County, Massachusetts. He and his wife came to Oregon in 1849 and settled in Clackamas County making a donation land claim of 649 acres.

He was elected to serve in the legislature in 1850. He was a delegate from Clackamas County to the constitutional convention and was a member of the Committee on Corporations and Internal Improvements. Early in the convention he proposed a resolution to have a chaplain. It was defeated by a significant margin. In later debates he opposed a provision that prohibited “drawing money from the treasury for compensation of religious services” as he felt it would prevent any future compensation for chaplains.

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