Playwright and advertising writer. Born–April 17, 1896, Montgomery. Parents– Charles L. and Myrtle (Booth) Campbell. Grew up on Sayre Street in Montgomery. Education– Attended Lanier High School; Princeton University, 1916. Worked as a reporter for the Journal of Commerce; served in the U.S. Army during both World Wars, holding the rank of colonel in World War II; worked for a New York advertising agency; advertising director for U.S. Rubber Company; advertising director of General Foods Corporation. Charter member and ┬áchairman of the Board of the American National Theater and Academy. Died 1980.


Files at Birmingham Public Library and at Alabama Department of Archives and History.


The Bachelor Queen (a play). 1927.

Foolish Sunset (a play). S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Gestures; a Comedy in One Act. New York; s.n., 1925.

The Girl Who Slipped (a play). S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Madam Malissa (a play). S.l.; s.n., s.d.

Isabella (a play). S.l.; s.n., 1927.

Shakespeare Smiles, a Comedy in One Act. New York; D. Appleton and Co., 1924.

Solid South, a Play in Three Acts. New York; S. French, 1931.


Papers of Charles Lawton Campbell are held by the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University.