Andrew McCampbell Jr. biography

ANDREW McCAMPBELL, JR., deputy internal revenue collector of Fort Worth, is a native of Jessamine county, Kentucky, and a son of Andrew and Mary D. (Willmore) McCampbell, the father also born in Jessamine county. The great-grandfather of our subject was a native of Scotland, and the McCampbells after coming to America settled in Tennessee and Kentucky, where many representatives of the name have become prominent in public and business life. Hon. James A. McCampbell, an uncle of Andrew McCampbell, was a member of the state senate of Kentucky, as was the latter’s maternal grandfather, Mr. Willmore, who likewise belonged to one of the old and prominent families of Jessamine county.

Andrew McCampbell, Sr., was the first Republican sheriff ever elected in Jessamine county. At the breaking out of the Civil war he organized and was elected captain of Company A, Twentieth Kentucky Infantry, U. S. A., and rendered gallant service in defense of the Union throughout the entire war. In 1878, accompanied by his family, he came to Texas, living in Grayson county for two years, after which he removed to Fort Worth, where the McCampbells have since lived. For several years the father conducted a stock and dairy farm, and during the early years of his residence in Fort Worth he was proprietor of a grocery store here, carrying on the business until about 1882.

Andrew McCampbell was a young land when brought to this city, and he acquired his education in the public schools here, but started out to earn his own living at an early age. He was employed as driver of a grocery wagon and coal wagon and later worked as engine wiper in the Fort Worth & Denver Railroad shops. In 1890 he was appointed mail carrier in Fort Worth, serving in that capacity two years, and from 1892 until 1897 was deputy United State marshal, holding the office under both the Republican and Democratic administrations, his Republican superior being P. B. Hunt and the Democratic marshal being R. M. Love. In 1897 he was appointed deputy revenue collector of the fourth collection district, composed of two hundred and fourteen counties of Texas, Mr. McCampbell having charge of seventy-eight counties in his division, extending over northern Texas and to the New Mexico line. In addition to this he is deputy for the entire district on special work for the internal revenue department, and the labor that he has done in this connection has been especially commended by the officials at Washington as a very capable and efficient officer.

Mr. McCampbell was married in Fort Worth to Miss Mamie Maurice, a member of one of the old families of the city, living here for nearly thirty years. They now have a daughter, Jennie Belle. Mr. McCampbell belongs to the Woodmen of the World and the Knights of Pythias fraternities, and his political allegiance is given to the Republic party. In his life he displays many of the sterling characterizes of his Scotch ancestry, and in every relation in which he has been found he has been loyal to his duty and the trust reposed in him.

Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. II, pp. 109-110.