United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Delaware Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 265 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
James A. Bayard Visualize (15 November, 1799 -- 13 June, 1880) Bayard was an American lawyer and politician. He was born in Wilimington, Del. and served as Delaware district attorney 1838-1843. Bayard was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1851 and reelected in 1858 and 1863, serving from March 4, 1851 to January 29, 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (This negotiation) , Delaware Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
George R. Riddle Visualize (1817 -- 29 March, 1867) Riddle was an American engineer, lawyer, and politician. Born in New Castle, Del. and admitted to the bar in 1848, Riddle was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and served from March 4th, 1851 to March 3rd, 1855. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)
Willard Saulsbury Visualize (2 June, 1820 -- 6 April, 1892) Saulsbury was an American lawyer and politician. Saulsbury was born in Mispillion Hundred, Kent Country, Del.. After admittance to the bar, Saulsbury practiced in Georgetown, Delaware and became the Delaware attorney general from 1850-1855. Saulsbury was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1858 and was reelected in 1864, serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1871. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Delaware Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)
Nathaniel B. Smithers Visualize (8 October, 1818 -- 16 January, 1896) Smithers was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Dover, Del., Smithers was admitted to the bar in 1840. Smithers served as Delaware secretary of state in 1865 and was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress in order to fill a vacancy left by William Temple. Smithers served from December 7th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1865 and failed a reelection in 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)
William Temple Visualize (28 February, 1814 -- 28 May, 1863) Temple was an American businessman and politician. Born in Queen Anne County, Md., Temple served in the State house of representatives in 1844 and the State senate from 1845 to 1854. Temple was Delaware's governor from May 1846 to January 1847 and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from March 4th, 1863 until his death on May 28th, 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)