W. P. CAMPBELL, agent at Cleveland for the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad, was born in Cleveland, February 19, 1854, a son of W. I. CAMPBELL. Our subject was educated in the city schools, spending most of his time in his father's store. After learning telegraphy under Samuel Reese at Cleveland, he took charge of an office at Yellow Sulphur Springs, Va. He soon afterward returned to Tennessee and for nine years was stationed at Bristol and Greeneville. In 1881 he took charge of the Cleveland office, where he has since been. He has now been fifteen years in the service of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and thirteen years in the employ of the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railroad, and has never lost exceeding a month's time, and has the entire confidence and respect of the companies which he has so long and so faithfully served. He is a stockholder in the bank of Cleveland, and a stanch Democrat. In 1874 he married Miss Florence A. BRITTON, a native of Greeneville, Tenn., who has borne him four children, three of whom are living; Ethel, Onie, and John P. Mr. and Mrs. CAMPBELL are consistent members of the Methodist Church South.
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