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Thomas Edward Campbell

Born: Jan 18, 1878

Death: Mar 1, 1944

Birthplace: Prescott

Nationality: United States

Thomas Edward Campbell

Date of Birth : Jan 18, 1878
Date of Death : Mar 1, 1944
Birth Place : Prescott

Thomas Edward Campbell was the second governor of the state of Arizona, United States. He is the first Republican and first native-born governor elected after Arizona achieved statehood in 1912. In 1917, he was initially declared the governor of Arizona in a disputed gubernatorial election but the decision was later overturned by the courts, who awarded the election to George W.P. Hunt. Campbell ran for governor again and won two terms. He died in 1944. He played instrumental roles in the drafting of Arizona's tax and revenue laws and adoption of the Colorado River Compact that allocated water rights among the western states.

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