1839 - 1907
Cambelll Slemp was born on December 2, 1838 at
Turkey Cove (Seminary) in Lee County. He attended Emory and Henry
College and later had a livestock operation in Turkey Cove. During
the Civil War, Campbell served in the Confederate Army as Captain
and Lieutenant Colonel of the 21st Virginia Battalion and Colonel
of the 64th Regiment.
Campbell Slemp was initially
a member of the House of Delegates from 1879-1882. Campbell was
allied with the Democratic Party until 1880, when he changed
to the Republican party. He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate
for Lieutenant Governor in 1889. He was elected to 58th, 59th
and 60th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1903 until his death
on October 13, 1907. His son, Campbell Bascom Slemp, was elected
to fill his term.