United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Indiana Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 13 of 265 people who took part.

Members (13):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Schuyler Colfax Visualize (23 March, 1823 -- 13 January, 1885) Colfax was an American politician and was Vice President of the United States from 1869 to 1873. Born in New York City, Colfax moved to Indiana in 1836. Colfax was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the Thirty-second Congress, however, was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses. Within the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses, Colfax was the Speaker of the House of Representatives. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
James A. Cravens Visualize (4 November, 1818 -- 20 June, 1893) Cravens was an American soldier and politician. Born in Rockingham County, Va., Cravens moved to Indiana in 1820. Cravens served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1848 and 1849 and served in the State senate 1850-1853. Cravens was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses serving 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] Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Ebenezer Dumont Visualize (23 November, 1814 -- 16 April, 1871) Dumont was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Vevay, Indiana, after admittance to the bar Dumont commenced practice in Vevay. Dumont was a member of the State house of representatives in 1838 and later from 1850 to 1853. In the Civil War, Dumont was a brigadier general of Volunteers from September 3, 1861, and served until February 28, 1863. Dumont was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Joseph K. Edgerton Visualize (16 February, 1818 -- 25 August, 1893) Edgerton was an American businessman, lawyer, and politician. Born in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., Edgerton moved to New York to study law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Edgerton moved to Indiana in 1844 and began work in the railroad industry alongside his practice. Edgerton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress, however, failed reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry W. Harrington Visualize (12 September, 1825 -- 20 March, 1882) Harrington was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., Harrington was admitted to the bar in 1848 and moved to Indiana in 1856. Harrington was elected as a Democrat 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] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas A. Hendricks Visualize (7 September, 1819 -- 25 November, 1885) Hendricks was an American lawyer, politician and was Vice President of the United States from March 1885 until his death that year. Born in Zanesville, Ohio, Hendricks moved to Indiana in 1820. In 1843, Hendricks was admitted to the bar and was a member of the State house of representatives in 1848. Hendricks was a member of the state constitutional convention and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses. Later, Hendricks was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1869. Hendricks also served as the Governor of Indiana in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
William S. Holman Visualize (6 September, 1822 -- 22 April, 1897) Holman was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. Holman was born in Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind.. Holman was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1850 and a member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and 1852. Holman was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses and was additionally elected to the Fortieth and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
George W. Julian Visualize (5 May, 1817 -- 7 July, 1899) Julian was an American lawyer and politician. Julian was born in Centerville, Wayne County, Ind. and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Julian was a member of the State house of representatives in 1845. Julian was elected as a Free-Soiler to the Thirty-first Congress. Later, Julian was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Henry S. Lane Visualize (24 February, 1811 -- 18 June, 1881) Lane was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sharpsburg, Ky., Lane was admitted to the bar in Mount Sterling, Ky. in 1832 and began practice in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1834. Lane was a member of the State senate in 1837 and the State house of representatives from 1838 to 1839. Lane was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Tilghman A. Howard. Lane was reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from August 3, 1840 to March 3, 1843. Lane was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
John Law Visualize (28 October, 1796 -- 7 October, 1873) Law was an American lawyer, author, Judge and politician. Born in New London, Conn., Law was admitted to the bar in 1817 and began practice in Vincennes, Indiana. Law was a member of the State house of representatives in 1824 and 1825 and judge of the seventh judicial circuit in 1830 and 1831. Law was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
James F. McDowell Visualize (3 December, 1825 -- 18 April, 1887) McDowell was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Mifflin County, Pa., McDowell moved with his parents to Ohio in 1835 and later was admitted to the bar in 1846. McDowell moved to Indiana in 1851 and practiced there until he was elected as a Democrat 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] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Godlove S. Orth Visualize (22 April, 1817 -- 16 December, 1882) Orth was an American lawyer and politician. Orth was born in Lebanon, Pa.. Orth was admitted to the bar in 1839 and began practice in LaFayette, Indiana. Orth was a member of the State senate from 1843 to 1848, serving one year as president. Orth was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and later was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Daniel W. Voorhees Visualize (26 September, 1827 -- 10 April, 1897) Voorhees was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio, Voorhees moved with his parents to Indiana. Voorhees was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Covington, Indiana. Voorhees was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-ninth Congress, and served from March 4, 1865 to February 23, 1866, when he was succeeded by Henry D. Washburn, who contested the election. Voorhees was elected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses serving from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. Voorhees was then appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy brought by the death of Oliver H. P. T. Morton. Voorhees was reelected in 1885 and again in 1891. Voorhees served from November 6, 1877 to March 3, 1897. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)