Caroline Boardman Burtenshaw and Henry Munroe Campbell (1854-1926) m.1881

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Henry Munroe Campbell born, Detroit, Apr.18, 1854; educated in Detroit public and high schools and University of Michigan, graduating, degree of Ph. B., 1876, and Law Department, same university, LL. B., 1878; married Caroline Boardman Burtenshaw, daughter of James Burtenshaw (b Eng 1818) & Caroline (b CT 1824), on 22 Nov 1881 in Detroit. , Director People's State Bank; director chairman of Union Trust, the River Rouge Improvement company, vice president, director and counsel for Parke, Davis & Co., Studied law in office of Alfred Russell and was admitted to the bar, Oct., 1877; Member American Bar Association, Michigan State Bar Association, Detroit Bar Association, cofounded law firm of Russell & Campbell, which today is the law firm Dickinson Wright, became house counsel for the Michigan Central RR (a western spur of the NY Central), builder of the Detroit Electric Railway (the first electric streetcar in America), counsel for American Express, Regents of U of M, director the Cass Farm company, Was one of the organizers of the Detroit Naval Reserve and commanded 3d division as senior lieutenant. President Detroit Naval Reserve during Spanish-American War. Elected delegate to Constitutional Convention, State of Michigan, 1907. Republican. Episcopalian. Member Society Colonial Govenors, Delta Kappa Epsilon. Clubs: Detroit (ex-president), Detroit Boat, Country, Yondotega, Prismatic, University, Huron Mountain. Recreations: Hunting, fishing, yachting and golf. Office: 604 Union Trust Bldg. Residence: 913 Jefferson Av.


Detroit's Guardian Building on the right
Formerly the Union Trust Building

Henry Campbell was director and chairman of the board of Union Trust Company and had a large role in the creation of the Detroit landmark now known as the Guardian Building.

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A Watercolor by Caroline Campbell


Campbell Competition at the University of Michigan

The Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition has been an annual event at the Law School for more than sixty years. Winning it is one of the highest honors a Michigan law student can achieve.

The Campbell Competition, open to all interested second- and third-year students, LL.M., visiting and joint degree students, is a test of the contestants skills in the art of appellate advocacy, both oral and written. Each year the students who serve on the Campbell Board construct a hypothetical case which involves a topic of current social concern and raises several difficult unresolved legal questions. The record of this case is distributed to potential competitors early in the fall semester.

Participants submit written briefs on the issues of the case and then take part in oral a rguments in the quarterfinal round late in the fall term. Evaluation is based upon both oral and written performance. The semifinal round is held early in the winter term with two teams advancing to the final argument held in April. The panel of judges for the final argument includes members of the Federal Bench. All competitors learn a tremendous amount of substantive law while developing their written and oral advocacy skills. The Henry M. Campbell Memorial Prize is divided among the finalists.