CAMPBELL, Sir Thomas Cockburn (1845-1892)


CAMPBELL, Sir Thomas Cockburn (1845-1892)
politician
second son of Sir Alexander Thomas Cockburn-Campbell, second baronet, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Joseph Spence, was born at Exeter, England, in 1845. He was educated at Heidelberg and left England for Australia in 1864. His father was resident magistrate at Albany, Western Australia. In 1873 Campbell was nominated a member of the old Western Australian legislative council and became chairman of committees. He was for some time editor of the West Australian but retired in 1887 and was succeeded by (Sir) J. W. Hackett (q.v.). In 1890 he was appointed one of the delegates sent to London to give information and assistance in connexion with the passing of the Western Australian constitution bill. He also gave evidence before the colonization committee of the house of commons. In December 1890 Campbell became a member of the new legislative council and was elected its president. He died at Perth on 28 September 1892. He married in 1870 Lucy Anne, daughter of Arthur Trimmer, who survived him with two sons and four daughters. He had become fourth baronet in September 1871 on the death of his brother.
Burke's Peerage. etc., 1872, 1892; Debrett's Peerage, etc., 1884; The Times, 29 September 1892; J. G. Wilson, Western Australia's Centenary, p. 112.

Dictionary of Australian Biography by PERCIVAL SERLE. . 1949.

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