The New Minister to Mexico.
--Hon. Lewis D. Campbell
, who was a few days ago nominated to the Senate as Minister to Mexico
, in place of General Logan
, who declined, was formerly a member of Congress from the Dayton
district in Ohio
The following is a brief sketch of his life:
"He was born in Franklin, Warren county, Ohio
, August 9th, 1811. He was originally a printer, and many years an associate editor of the Cincinnati Gazette
Subsequently he studied law, which profession he practiced until he was elected to Congress in 1848.
He served in the House of Representatives from December, 1849, until March, 1857. In the memorable session of 1855-'6, when it took the House
more than two months to elect a speaker, Mr. Campbell
was the caucus nominee of the Republican party, and received their votes as long as there was any chance for his election.
They subsequently nominated and elected Mr. Banks
under a "plurality" rule, adopted for the occasion.
In that Congress Mr. Campbell
of the Committee of Ways and Means, and acquitted himself with great credit.
He is a man of considerable ability and of extensive experience in public affairs.
He is also a very brave and resolute man. In politics, Mr. Campbell
is a republican, but not of the ultra school, and in social life a very generous and estimable gentleman."