Biography of Daniel J. Campau
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CAMPAU, Daniel J., lawyer, real estate owner; born, Detroit, Aug. 20, 1852; son of Daniel J., and Mary (Palms) Campau; great great great grandson of Jacques Campau, private secretary to Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (founder of Detroit), and grandson of Mayor Joseph Campau; educated at Fordham, N. Y.; unmarried. Studied law and was admitted to bar, 1879; practiced for 20 years in Wayne County courts, Supreme Court of Michigan and Federal and U. S. Supreme courts; since devotes his time largely to his real estate holdings. Controlling owner The Chicago Horseman, devoted to breeding and turf news; prominently connected with the trotting turf. Collector of customs at Detroit, 1886-90; chairman Democratic State Central Committee of Michigan, 1890, when for the first time a Democratic governor was elected and both branches of legislature became Democratic; Michigan member Democratic National CommIttee since 1892; chairnian Campaign Committee Democratic National Committee, 1896. Clubs: Detroit, Country, Detroit Boat (honorary member), Detroit Motor Boat, also Manhattan and National Democratc (New York). Recreations: horseback riding, walking. Office: 22 Campau Bldg. Residence: 447 Jefferson Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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