Phil Campbell Jr.
Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame
While a farmer, Mr. Campbell gained attention of state leadership. He won a Georgia House seat representing Oconee County and served on the House Agriculture Committee. He supported the creation of the Atlanta Farmers' Market and worked closely with state leaders on multimillion-dollar projects for the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. He served as an emeritus trustee on the UGA Foundation and president of the UGA Alumni Society. His induction into the Agriculture Hall of Fame is unique in that he is the first father/son honoree. His father J. Phil Campbell, Sr. was inducted in 1973.
Birth: 1917, Athens, Georgia
Death: June 22, 1998
Occupation: Farmer in Oconee County; Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture; federal undersecretary to secretaries of agriculture Clifford Hardin and Earl Butz during the administrations of presidents Nixon and Ford.