Biography of Persons Campbell
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Persons Campbell, head of Campbell & Company, is one of the best known of Toledo's younger investment security fealers. He was born September 17, 1893, in this city, his parents being Thomas Bartlett and Lillian (La Barre) Campbell, the former a manufacturer.

Persons Campbell was educated in the public schools and in the Central high school, from which he was graduated with the class of 1911. Subsequently he entered Williams College at Williamstown, Massachusetts, there completing his studies. Throughout his active business life he has been identified with financial interests. He entered the brokerage field with the firm of Secor & Bell, with whom he remained until 1918. On the 1st of January of that year he entered the Third Officers' Training Camp at Devens. Massachusetts. as a private and was made sergeant in April. He was then sent overseas to the Saumur Artillery School, where he was commissioned a.second lieutenant on the 4th day of July, 1918, and assigned to Company E, Sixty seventh Regiment. He was thus associated with the artillery forces until he received his discharge on the 15th of March, 1919.

With his return to Toledo, Mr. Campbell became identified with the firm of Sidney Spitzer & Company, remaining there for a year, at the end of which time he organized, on the 3d of April, 1920, the firm of Persons Campbell & Company to handle high grade investment securities. This, firm was later known as Campbell & Kinsey. On January 5. 1923, this firm was dissolved and Mr. Campbell, together with his brother, Parker Campbell, founded the present firm of Campbell & Company. This firm has already gained a large clientage as dealers in corporation, government and municipal bonds and has acquired a high standing among the representative bond houses of Toledo. Persons Campbell is rapidly winning for himself a most creditable position in financial circles of the city, wherein has been the scene of his entire business career. He is also well known through his social connections, being a member of the Toledo Club, the Country Club, the Toledo Tennis Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He likewise has membership in The Williams Club of New York city. Mr. Campbell has made a careful study of investments and his familiarity with high grade securities is of no small value to the large clientele he enjoys. He has a wide acquaintance in Toledo and stands with that progressive type of young men who are looking to the future with its opportunities and possibilities, not only for individual advancement in the attainment of success but also for the promotion of public welfare in harmony with thehighest ideals of American citizenship. Mr. Campbell's home is at No. 2215 Parkwood avenue.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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