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Wheeling Hall of Fame: Archibald Campbell

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Archibald Campbell, WHOF.Archibald Campbell (1833-1899), the nephew of Alexander Campbell, was educated at Bethany College. He purchased the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer in 1856, became its editor, and used the paper to express his abolitionist views. A staunch Unionist and early member of the Republican Party, he supported Abraham Lincoln for president. By 1861, Campbell was one of the most influential leaders in the West Virginia statehood movement. He served as Wheeling postmaster during the Civil War. (Ed Phillips for Legendary Locals of Wheeling)

 Archibald Campbell, standing. Unidentified seated man, possibly Archibald's son, Richard Campbell.







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