United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Maryland Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 7 of 265 people who took part.

Members (7):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
John A. J. Creswell Visualize (18 November, 1828 -- 23 December, 1891) Creswell was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cecil County, Md., Creswell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. Creswell was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress serving from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1865 and was later elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas H. Hicks, serving from March 9th, 1865 to March 3rd, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Henry Winter Davis Visualize (16 August, 1817 -- 30 December, 1865) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Annapolis, Md., Davis studied law and after admittance to the bar began practice in Alexandria, Va.. In 1850, Davis moved to Baltimore and was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth through Thirty-sixth Congresses. After an unsuccessful reelection, Davis was later elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Benjamin G. Harris Visualize (13 December, 1805 -- 4 April, 1895) Harris was an American lawyer and politician. Born in St. Mary’s County, Md., Harris studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Harris was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congress, serving from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1867 when he was censured for treasonable utterances and tried for harboring Confederate soldiers. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Thomas H. Hicks Visualize (2 September, 1798 -- 14 February, 1865) Hicks was an American politician. Hicks was born in Dorchester County, Md.. Hicks was a member of the State legislature in 1830. Hicks was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James A. Pearce and served from December 29th, 1862 until his death in Washington, D.C., February 14th, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)
Reverdy Johnson Visualize (21 May, 1796 -- 10 February, 1876) Johnson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Annapolis, Md., Johnson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1815. While practicing in Baltimore, Johnson was a member of the State senate from 1821 to 1829. Johnson was elected to the United States Senate as a Whig and served from March 4th, 1845 to March 7th, 1849 when he accepted an appointment as Attorney General. Afterwards, Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1863 to July 10th, 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Francis Thomas Visualize (3 February, 1799 -- 22 January, 1876) Thomas was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Frederick County, Md., Thomas studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1820. Thomas was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses. After serving as governor of Maryland from 1841 to 1844, Thomas was a member of the Maryland State constitutional convention in 1850 and then was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress, as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses, and as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Maryland Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Edwin H. Webster Visualize (31 March, 1829 -- 24 April, 1893) Webster was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Harford County, Md., Webster studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. Webster was a member of the State senate from 1855 to 1859 and during the Civil War was a colonel of the Seventh Regiment. Webster was elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress, as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1859 to 1865 when he resigned. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Maryland Delegation (This negotiation) , Maryland Delegation (The Road to Civil War)