Campbell SLEMP, Congress, VA (1839-1907)


SLEMP, Campbell, (father of Campbell Bascom Slemp), a Representative from Virginia; born near Turkey Cove, Lee County, Va., December 2, 1839; attended a private school and Emory and Henry College, Emory, Va.; interested in agricultural pursuits and also engaged in the real estate business; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as captain and lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-first Virginia Battalion and colonel of the Sixty-fourth Regiment, composed of Infantry and Cavalry; member of the house of delegates 1879-1882; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his death in Big Stone Gap, Wise County, Va., October 13, 1907; interment in the family cemetery in Lee County, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present