Campbell was born on a family farm in Ridgetown, Ontario in 1910. He attended the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph and the University of Toronto. For 15 years, Campbell taught at secondary schools in Ontario.
Campbell's political career began as a Scarborough school board trustee in 1950, then as councillor for Ward 3 and as deputy reeve. In 1957, Campbell became reeve of the borough of Scarborough for the next 11 years, and was the borough's first mayor from 1967 until 1969. On October 1, 1969, he was elected by the Metropolitan Toronto council to the position of chairman. He retired from the position and from politics on July 30, 1973 and died shortly thereafter. During his career, he had also served as president of the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities, the Ontario Municipal Association, and the Association of Ontario Mayors and Reeves.
|Preceded by: |
William R. Allen
|Metro Toronto Chairman|
|Succeeded by: |
Preceded by:Albert Campbell|
as Reeve of Scarborough
|Mayor of Scarborough|
Vice principal loses license over DWIs: A judge refused to let Albert Campbell keep driving as he appeals. He says police are harassing him.
Apr 09, 2006; Byline: Frank Kummer and Melanie Burney Apr. 9--A Camden vice principal convicted three times of drunken driving -- including one...