RE: [political-graveyard] Re: addition
yes, I know. He never took office and the guy el. at the sp el took office on time and served a full term, but I was hoping the Poltical Graveyard would list his congressional election, not just his Assembly term, with a d-o-b and some notations. He is one of several congresspeople-who-never-were.
FYI: before 1898, New York City was New York County and all of the 'county unknown' references should be 'New York County." In 1898, The (largely rural) Bronx became a separate borough, the City of Brooklyn was incorporated into NYC with Richmond County (Staten Island). Also Queens was separated from Nassau and became part of the city.
Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:22:44 +0000
Subject: [political-graveyard] Re: addition
He is listed, but with incomplete information:
Campbell, Andrew J. � of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 9th District, 1876. Burial location unknown.
Campbell was a GOP Congressman-elect in the 10th-NY in 1894, but died only a month after the election on December 6, 1894 from Bright's Disease at the age of approximately 66.
This is his obit from the NY Times which gives a good account:
--- In email@example.com, Joe Galu <joegalu@...> wrote:
> Sirs: Looking in the Political Graveyard, I do not find Andrew J. Campbell, a Republican, who was 53 by election day 1894, when he defeated incumbent Daniel Sickles-D in NY's 10th CD (in Manhattan). The vote was 13,845-R, 12,982-D with four others getting 2,331, 322, 158 and 132. Our Campaigns has the name as Andrew J. Campbell, as does a two-volume book from the Congresional Quarterly. The Dan Sickles in question is the same Civil War general, known as Devil Dan, the first man acquited on grounds of temporary insanity at his murder trial. A colorful figure, while Campbell remains obscure. Joe Galu
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