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CAMPBELL, Calvin W.


Author: The History of Florida:  Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol.III  page 41 1923

CAMPBELL, CALVIN W. During the ten years of his residence at West Palm
Beach CALVIN W. CAMPBELL has been almost continuously associated with some
public office. He is now postmaster, handling the details of this first class
post office to the general satisfaction of all concerned.
Mr. CAMPBELL was born at Niles, Trumbull County, Ohio, March 10, 1887.
He represents some old and prominent families of that historic region, not
least among the distinctions of which is that of being the birthplace of
WILLIAM McKINLEY. His parents were GEORGE C. and AMY (WILSON) CAMPBELL. His
father’s mother was EUSEBIA McCOMBS, one of the pioneer families in that
section of the old Western Reserve. AMY WILSON was a daughter of JOHN KEY
WILSON, who was born at Dundee, Scotland. Mr. CAMPBELL on both sides
represents sterling ancestry. GEORGE C. CAMPBELL, his father, was elected in
1902 county clerk of Trumbull County, and in 1903 the family removed from
Niles to Warren, the county seat. GEORGE C. CAMPBELL was in the office of
county clerk for a number of years, and died at Warren in April, 1922.
CALVIN W. CAMPBELL was reared and educated in Trumbull County, and
graduated from the Warren High School in June, 1906, and on the same day he
went to work in the office of the clerk of the court of Trumbull County under
his father. He had a thorough training, and continued the duties of that
position until January 1, 1911. For a portion of the time he was also
connected with the city engineer’s office in Warren.
Mr. CAMPBELL in October, 1913, came to West Palm Beach, and from that
date until January, 1921, he served as deputy state and county tax collector.
In the fall of 1921, he was appointed acting postmaster, and on March 2, 1922,
was commissioned postmaster. His commission was confirmed by the Senate on
March 4, 1922, on the same day that the senate confirmed the appointment of
Doctor HUBERT WORK as postmaster general. Doctor Work signed Mr. Campbell’s
commission.
He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of West Palm Beach and has been active
in various organizations of a civic and social nature. He married Miss
DOROTHY BARTHOLOMEW, who was born and reared in Trumbull County. Their three
children are GEORGE ST. CLAIR, CALVIN ROBERT and DOROTHY JUNE.
Pesented by Nancy Rayburn

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