United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Maine Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 8 of 266 people who took part.

Members (8):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
James G. Blaine Visualize (31 January, 1830 -- 27 January, 1893) Blaine was an American lawyer and politician. Born in West Brownsville, Washington County, Pa., Blaine studied law in Pennsylvania and moved to Maine in 1854. Blaine was a member of the State house of representatives from 1859 to 1862. Blaine was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1863 to July 10, 1876 and was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lot M. Morrill, serving from July 10th, 1876 to March 5th, 1881. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maine Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Maine Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maine Delegation (This negotiation) , Maine Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Nathan A. Farwell Visualize (24 February, 1812 – 9 December, 1893) Farwell was an American businessman and lawyer. Born in Waldo County, Maine, he engaged in the manufacture of lime and in shipbuilding and subsequently became a master mariner and trader before studying law and practising in Rockland, Maine. He served as a member of the Maine State Senate from 1853 to 1854 and again from 1861 to 1862, serving the last year as presiding officer. In 1864 he elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William Pitt Fessenden and served from October 27, 1864, to March 3, 1865, although not a candidate for reelection in 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maine Delegation (This negotiation)
William P. Fessenden Visualize (16 October, 1806 -- 8 September, 1869) Fessenden was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Boscawen, Merrimack County, N.H., Fessenden moved to Maine and studied law. After admittance to the bar in 1827, Fessenden was a member of the State house of representatives in 1832 and 1840. Fessenden was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress and later was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term beginning March 4, 1853, caused by the failure of the legislature to elect. He was reelected in 1859 as a Republican, serving from February 10, 1854 to July 1, 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maine Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maine Delegation (This negotiation) , Maine Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Maine Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Lot M. Morrill Visualize (3 May, 1813 -- 10 January, 1883) Morrill was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Belgrade, Maine, Morrill studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. In 1854, Morrill was a member of the State house of representatives and was a member of the State senate in 1856. From 1858 to 1860 Morrill was Governor of Maine, and in 1861 Morrill was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Hannibal Hamlin. Morrill was reelected in 1863 serving from January 17th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1869. Afterwards in 1869, Morrill was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Pitt Fessenden; he was reelected in 1871 and served from October 30th, 1869 until his resignation on July 7th, 1876. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maine Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maine Delegation (This negotiation) , Maine Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Maine Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Sidney Perham Visualize (27 March, 1819 -- 10 April, 1907) Perham was an American politician. Born in Woodstock, Maine, Perham was a member of the State house of representatives in 1854, serving as speaker. Perham was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses and was the governor of Maine from 1871 to 1874. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maine Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maine Delegation (This negotiation) , Maine Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Frederick A. Pike Visualize (9 December, 1816 -- 2 December, 1886) Pike was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Calais, Maine, Pike studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. After he began practice in Calais, he became the mayor in 1852 and 1853. Pike was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses serving from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1869. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maine Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maine Delegation (This negotiation) , Maine Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Maine Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John H. Rice Visualize (5 February, 1816 -- 14 March, 1911) Rice was an American businessman, lawyer, and politician. Born in Mount Vernon, Maine, Rice studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Rice was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses serving 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] Maine Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maine Delegation (This negotiation) , Maine Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Lorenzo D. M. Sweat Visualize (26 May, 1818 -- 26 July, 1898) Sweat was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Parsonsfield, Maine, Sweat graduated from Harvard Law in 1840 and after admittance to the bar began practice in New Orleans, La.. In 1841, Sweat returned to Maine and held several local offices. Rice was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving 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] Maine Delegation (This negotiation)