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Bill Campbell

Mayor + Politician + Scholar
Born Jul 7, 1959

Bill Campbell (born 1953 in Raleigh, North Carolina), is a former American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and served as the 57th Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. , from 1994 to 2002. Campbell was the fifty-seventh mayor in the city's history and the third African American to hold the office. In 1960, a seven-year-old Bill Campbell was the first black student to attend an all-white school in Raleigh, North Carolina. He attended William G. Enloe High School.… Read More

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1953 Birth Born in 1953.
1960 7 Years Old Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1960 a seven-year-old Campbell was the first black student to attend an all-white school in the city. … Read More


1993 40 Years Old Heartily endosed by his predecessor, Maynard Jackson, to take the reins in the 1993 election, Campbell subsequently fell into disfavor during his second term, despite defeating then-president of the Atlanta City Council, Marvin S. Arrington, Sr..
1997 44 Years Old The 1997 race was known for its emphasis on the racial overtones often not publicly seen in the African-American community, with Campbell being the lighter-skinned candidate and Arrington the darker complexioned. … Read More


2004 51 Years Old In August 2004 Campbell retained high profile lawyer Billy Martin to defend an indictment by a federal grand jury on racketeering, bribery and wire fraud charges after a five-year federal investigation into corruption during his years as mayor of Atlanta. … Read More
2006 53 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 13, 2006, he was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story to 30 months in prison on charges of tax evasion and also ordered to serve a year on probation, pay a $6,000 fine, and pay more than $60,000 in back taxes.
2008 55 Years Old Campbell was released from prison and a halfway house on October 24, 2008. … Read More
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