Biography of Lawrence W. Campbell
Cambria County, PA Biographies





Lawrence W. Campbell, a member of the firm of the Johnstown Radio Company, is a veteran of the World war. He was born in Johnstown, Nov. 2, 1893, and is a son of Amos and Mary Elizabeth (Makin) Campbell,

Amos Campbell, now living retired in Johnstown, is a native of Cambria County. He began his business career as foreman for the Cambria Iron Works in their Blooming mill. In 1908 he established the Amos Campbell & Sons Real Estate Company, which is now conducted by his son, Walter Campbell. To Mr. and Mrs. Campbell the following children were born: Walter, lives in Johnstown; Lawrence W., the subject of this sketch; Iverda May, married R. E. Brown, lives in Johnstown; Vernon William, lives at home; Jessie C., and Frieda, both deceased.

Lawrence W. Campbell attended the public and high schools of Johnstown, from which he was graduated in 1915. He also attended Juiniata College, Huntingdon, Pa. At an early age he engaged in the automobile business with his brother Walter, and until 1917 they were local agents for the Premier automobile. Mr. Campbell served in France during the World war with Headquarters Company, Seventy eighth Field Artillery, Sixth Division, and was discharged at Camp Dix, N. J., May 15, 1919. He then returned to Johnstown, where he engaged in the real estate and insurance business with his father until 1921, at which time, in partnership with his brother Walter, he organized the Johnstown Radio Company, forming the first exclusive radio company in Johnstown, and what is believed to be the first in the State of Pennsylvania. They are local representatives of the Radio Corporation of America and carry a complete line of accessories. The eight different types of radios manufactured by the Radio Corporation of America are sold by this concern.

In 1918 Mr. Campbell was united in marriage with Miss Frinda Wertz, the daughter of Anderson and Ellen (Berkery) Wertz, resident of Johnstown. They have a daughter, Nancy Ann.

Mr. Campbell is a Republican, a member of the Church of the Brethren, and the Elks Lodge. He has an extensive acquaintance in Johnstown and stands high in the community.


From:
History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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