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Joseph Campbell

Born: Mar 25, 1900

Death: Jun 21, 1984

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Joseph Campbell

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1900
Date of Death : Jun 21, 1984
Birth Place : New York City

Joseph Campbell was the fourth Comptroller General of the United States, in office from December 14, 1954 - July 31, 1965. He was born in New York City. His first marriage was to Marjorie Louise Goetze on September 1, 1925. The couple had five boys: Frederick, Douglas, Robert, Alan, and Colin. He married artist and philanthropist Dorothy Stokes Bostwick in 1950. Campbell received an Artium Baccalaureus from Columbia University in 1924. He worked as an accountant at Lingley, Baird, and Dixon from 1925 until 1927. He was an assistant comptroller and a comptroller at The Valspar Corporation between 1927 and 1932. He was a partner at R. T. Lingley & Co. in 1932 and 1933. He became a CPA in New York State and Connecticut in 1933. He was a partner at Joseph Campbell & Co. from 1933 until 1941. He served as an assistant treasurer at Columbia University beginning in 1941 and on March 13, 1949 was elected Treasurer by the Board of Trustees. He was the tenth Treasurer in the history of the university. During the early 1950s Campbell served as a member of the United States Atomic Energy Commission and in several other capacities within the federal government.

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