BiographyWilliam Robert Campbell was born circa 1838 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to Robert Campbell (1804-1859) and Annie Sophie Riley (1816-) and died 3 July 1906 in Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Eglantine Julie Deas-Thomson (1848-1917) 24 February 1881 .
|Offspring of William Robert Campbell and Eglantine Julie Deas-Thomson (1848-1917)|
|Edward Robert Stirling Campbell (1883-1916)|| |
|William Ulick Middleton Campbell (1885)|| |
|Eglantine Susan Elizabeth Campbell (1887-1917)||1887||1917|| Dudley Burton Napier North (1881-1961)|
|Florence Helen Margaret Campbell (1890)|
The late Mr. William Robert Campbell, M.L.C., whose death occurred last night at the age of 68, was for many years a prominent figure, in political and business circles. Formerly he was interested in pastoral properties in the northern district, but sold out many years ago and engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was very popular both in the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council, and the news of his death was received in political circles with many expressions of regret. He married a daughter of the late Sir Edward Deas-Thomson. He was first elected to the Legislative Assembly as member for West Sydney on December 16, 1868, and sat throughout that Parliament till its dissolution in November, 1869. In the tenth Parliament he sat from November, 1880, till November, 1882, as the member for Gwydir, and he was re-elected for the same constituency in 1885, but resigned on May 25, 1886. In April, 1890, Mr. Campbell was appointed by the Parkes Government to a seat in the Upper House. He was educated at King's School, and he was one of the vice-presidents of the King's School Old Boys' Union, and a member of the council of King's School. For many years past he was a prominent member of St. James' Church.