Robert Blair Campbell

Bronze relief portrait of Robert Campbell

Bronze relief portrait of Maj. Robert B. Photographed by Dsdugan. Wikimedia Commons.

(1791-1862)  Robert Blair Campbell was born in Marlboro SC. He graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina) and engaged in agricultural pursuits; He served in various state and federal political positions including the state senate, Congress and was commissioned general of South Carolina troops.  Campbell moved to Alabama where he was politically active serving in the State house of representatives and appointed consul at Havana, Cuba.  Campbell again moved to Texas and was appointed commissioner for the United States to aid in the settlement of the disputed boundary line between Texas and Mexico.  He was also appointed consul at London, England where he died and is interred in the crypt of Kensington Church.