United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Illinois Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 17 of 265 people who took part.

Members (17):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
James C. Allen Visualize (29 January, 1822 -- 30 January, 1912) Allen was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Shelby County, Ky., Allen was admitted to the bar in 1843 and began practice in Sullivan, Ind.. In 1848, Allen moved to Illinois and was a member of the Illinois house of representatives from 1850-1851. Allen was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress serving from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1855. Allen then presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-fourth Congress and served from March 4, 1855 to July 18, 1856, when the House decided he was not entitled to the seat. Afterwards, Allen himself filled the vacancy by election and served from November 4, 1856 to March 3, 1857. After a failed reelection and a short term as a clerk for the Thirty-fifth congress and a failed candidacy for Illinois governor in 1860, Allen was again elected to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
William J. Allen Visualize (9 June, 1829 -- 26 January, 1901.) Allen was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Wilson County, Tenn., Allen was admitted to the bar in 1849. Allen moved to Illinois in 1853 and was elected to the State senate in 1855. Allen was elected judge of the circuit court of the twenty-sixth judicial circuit on June 24, 1859, and served until 1861. In 1862, Allen was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill a vacancy and was later reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from June 2, 1862 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Isaac N. Arnold Visualize (30 November, 1815 -- 24 April, 1884) Arnold was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Hartwick, Otsego County, N.Y., Arnold was admitted to the bar in 1835 and moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1836. Arnold was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
John R. Eden Visualize (1 February, 1826 -- 9 June, 1909) Eden was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bath County, Ky., Eden was admitted to the bar in 1853 and began practice in Sullivan, Illinois. Eden was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865. He was not reelected in 1864; however, he was later elected to the Forty-third, Forty-fourth, and Forty-fifth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
John F. Farnsworth Visualize (27 March, 1820 -- 14 July, 1897) Farnsworth was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Eaton, Canada, Farnsworth was admitted to the bar and settled into practice at St. Charles, Illinois in 1841. Farnsworth was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served in the Union army during the Civil War. Farnsworth resigned in 1863 and was elected into the Thirty-eighth Congress. He later was elected into the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Charles M. Harris Visualize (10 April, 1821 -- 20 September, 1896) Harris was an American lawyer and politician. Harris was born in Munfordsville, Hart County, Ky.. After admittance to the bar, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Ebon C. Ingersoll Visualize (12 December, 1831 -- 31 May, 1879) Ingersoll was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Dresden, Yates County, N.Y., Ingersoll moved into Wisconsin Territory in 1843 and subsequently to Illinois. Ingersoll was admitted to the bar in 1854 and began practice. Ingersoll was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill a vacancy left by Owen Lovejoy after his death. Ingersoll was reelected to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses and served from May 20, 1864 to March 3, 1871. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Anthony L. Knapp Visualize (14 June, 1828 -- 24 May, 1881) Knapp was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Middletown, Orange County, N.Y., Knapp moved to Illinois in 1839. Knapp was a member of the State senate from 1851 to 1861 and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. McClernand. Knapp was reelected into the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from December 12th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Owen Lovejoy Visualize (6 January, 1811 -- 25 March, 1864) Lovejoy was an American scholar, pastor, and politician. Born in Albion, Maine, Lovejoy moved to Illinois in 1836. Lovejoy was a member of the State house of representatives from 1839-1856. Lovejoy was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth, Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses, serving until his death in 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
William R. Morrison Visualize (24 September, 1824 -- 29 September, 1909) Morrison was an American lawyer, politician, and colonel. Born in Monroe County, Ill., Morrison was a soldier in the Mexican-American War. After returning to Illinois in 1851, Morrison studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855. From 1852 to 1860 Morrison was a member of the State house of representatives, returning again in 1870. During the Civil War, Morrison was colonel of the Forty-ninth Regiment. While in still in command, Morrison was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress. Later, Morrison was elected to the Forty-third and six succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Jesse O. Norton Visualize (25 December, 1812 -- 3 August, 1875) Norton was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bennington, Vt., Norton moved to Illinois in 1835. In 1840, Norton was admitted to the bar and began practice in Joliet, Illinois. Norton was a member of the constitutional convention in 1847 and was a member of the State house of representatives from 1851 to 1852. Norton was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress, as an Opposition Party member to the Thirty-fourth Congress, and as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
William A. Richardson Visualize (16 January, 1811 -- 27 December, 1875) Richardson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., he was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Shelbyville, Illinois. Richardson served as State's attorney, and served in the State house of representatives from 1836 to 1838 and 1844 to 1846. Richardson was a major in the Mexican-American War and in 1849 was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Stephen A. Douglas. Richardson was reelected to the Thirty-first Congress and the three next Congresses. Later, Richardson was elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving from March 4, 1861 until his resignation on January 29, 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
James C. Robinson Visualize (19 August, 1823 -- 3 November, 1886) Robinson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Edgar County, Ill., Robinson served as a colonel in the Mexican-American War. Later in 1850, Robinson was admitted to the bar. Robinson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses and later to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Lewis W. Ross Visualize (8 December, 1812 -- 20 October, 1895) Ross was an American lawyer and politician. Ross was born in Seneca County, N.Y.. After moving to Illinois, Ross studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Ross was member of the State house of representatives in 1840, 1841, 1844, and 1845 and also was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1861 and 1870. Ross was elected as a Democrat to 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] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John T. Stuart Visualize (10 November, 1807 -- 28 November, 1885) Stuart was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lexington, Ky., Stuart was admitted to the bar in 1828 and began practice in Springfield, Illinois. Stuart became a law partner of Abraham Lincoln, was a major in the Black Hawk War in 1832, and was a member of the State house of representatives from 1832 to 1836. Stuart was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (This negotiation)
Lyman Trumbull Visualize (12 October, 1813 -- 25 June, 1896) Trumbull was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Colchester, Conn., after admittance to the bar and brief practice in Greenville, Ga., Trumbull moved to Illinois in 1837. Trumbull was a member of the State house of representatives from 1840-1841, the secretary of State of Illinois in 1841 and 1843, and the justice of the supreme court of Illinois 1848-1853. Although elected to the Thirty-fourth Congress in 1854, Trumbull was elected to the United States Senate before it began. He was reelected in 1861 and again in 1867, and served from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1873. Trumbull evolved in political party affiliation at various junctions in his career, spending terms as a Democrat, a Republican, a Liberal Republican, and a Democrat again. Trumbull was also the Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Elihu B. Washburne Visualize (23 September, 1816 -- 23 October, 1887) Washburne was an American editor, lawyer, and politician. Born in Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine, Washburne was admitted to the bar in 1840 and moved to Illinois. Washburne was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1853 to March 6, 1869. Washburne was appointed as Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Grant, but resigned a few days afterward to accept a diplomatic mission to France. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Illinois Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Illinois Delegation (This negotiation) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Illinois Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)