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John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews (1779-1861), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 16 portraits
Campbell trained in the law at Lincoln's Inn and, after working briefly for the Morning Chronicle, was called to the Bar in 1806 where he reported on jury trial cases. He published four volumes of reports extending from 1807 to 1816. Campbell took silk in 1827 and was then elected as a Whig MP in 1830. His most important appearance as an MP was a speech he made in defence of Lord John Russell's first Reform Bill of 1831. The following year he was made Solicitor General. In 1841, he was raised to the House of Lords and in 1850, at the age of seventy, was made Lord Chief Justice, a post he held until 1859, when he became Lord Chancellor. He remained in this office until his death.

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The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
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x14259

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell

by Maull & Polyblank, published by David Bogue
albumen print, arched top, published February 1857
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John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, circa February 1857
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x5030

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
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Ax5082

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
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D41243

Noodle and Doodle (John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford; John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 March 1834
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D41355

A Special Retainer (John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
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D41356

Eve Tempting Adam - in Proper Costume! or The Garden of Stratheden

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
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D32568

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews ('A Distinguished Teetotalist')

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 November 1839
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A Distinguished Teetotalist (John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 November 1839
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D41559

A Sherriff's Sale

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 February 1840
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D32562

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by William Walker, after Thomas Woolnoth
mezzotint, published 1851
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D32561

John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by Thomas Lewis Atkinson, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1852
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John Campbell, 1st Baron Campbell of St Andrews

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published February 1857
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