United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.

California Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 266 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Cornelius Cole Visualize (17 September, 1822 -- 3 November, 1924) Cole was an American lawyer, politician, and public servant. Cornelius Cole was born in Lodi, Seneca County, N.Y.. Cole studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. After becoming a resident of California he served as the Sacramento City and County district attorney (1859-1862) and was a member of the Republican National Committee from 1856-1860. Cole was elected as a Union Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)
John Conness Visualize (22 September, 1821 -- 10 January, 1909) Conness was an American politician and pianoforte maker. Born in Abbey, Galway County, Ireland, he immigrated to the United States in 1833. After moving to California in 1849, Conness began his political career in a failed race for governor in 1861. Elected as a Douglas Democrat to the United States Senate, he later changed his affiliation to Union Republican. Conness served his term from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1869. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation) , California Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , California Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
William Higby Visualize (18 August, 1813 -- 27 November, 1887) Higby was an American politician and lawyer. Higby was born in Willsboro, N.Y.. He was admitted to the bar in 1847 and practiced in Elizabethtown N.Y.. Higby moved to California in 1850 and practiced law there. He served as district attorney from 1853-1859 and served in the State senate in 1862 and 1863. Higby was elected as a Republican for the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation) , California Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , California Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
James A. McDougall Visualize (19 November, 1817 -- 3 September, 1867) McDougall was an American politician and lawyer. Born in Bethlehem, N.Y., McDougall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. He lived and practiced in Illinois, was the Illinois attorney general from 1842-1846 until he settled in San Francisco. McDougall was the attorney general of California from 1850-1851. McDougall was elected as a representative for the Thirty-third Congress of the United States, however, he was not a candidate for renomination. Later, McDougall was elected as a Democrat for the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation) , California Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , California Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Thomas B. Shannon Visualize (21 September, 1827 -- 10 August, 1880) Shannon was an American politician and businessman. He was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. and moved to California in 1849 where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. Shannon was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] California Delegation (This negotiation)