John Archibald Campbell
American politicianDied when: 77 years 261 days (932 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
John Archibald Campbell (June 24, 1811 – March 12, 1889) was an American jurist.He was a successful lawyer in Georgia and Alabama, where he served in the state legislatures.
Appointed by Franklin Pierce to the United States Supreme Court in 1853, he served until the outbreak of the American Civil War, when he became an official of the Confederate States of America.
After serving six months in a military prison, he resumed a successful law practice in New Orleans, where he opposed Reconstruction.