Joseph G. Campbell

Joseph G. Campbell

Served during the following dates: 1947-12-11; 1955-05-25

CAMPBELL, JOSEPH G., carpenter; b. 19 March 1893 in Poplar Point, son of John William Campbell and Mary Campbell; m. Janet MacDonald; Roman Catholic; d. 1974 in Montague.
Campbell, a Liberal, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1947 for 3,J Kngs. He was re-elected in the general election of 1955. Campbell was defeated in the general elections of 1943, 1951, 1959, and 1962. On 13 October 1949, he was appointed as a Minister without Portfolio.
When Campbell was not in the Legislature, he worked in a carpentry shop in Poplar Point, where he built and sold wood sleighs, driving sleighs, carts, and driving wagons. He also operated a forge, where he made metal wheels for wagons, runners for sleighs, and shoes for horses. Because of poor health, he retired and moved to Montague, where he lived in a senior citizens' home until his death.
Joseph G. Campbell was the uncle of former Premier W. Bennett Campbell*. He was instrumental in Bennett Campbell's decision to enter politics.

References: CPG 1949, 1953, 1958. 1961. 1967; PARO: Leard Files. Guide to abbreviations

Photograph courtesy of PEI Public Archives and Records Office, Reference Number Acc3177/68