United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Missouri Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 14 of 265 people who took part.

Members (14):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Francis P. Blair Visualize (19 February, 1821 --8 July, 1875) Blair was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Lexington, Ky., Blair studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842 and commenced practice in St. Louis. After serving as a Private in the Mexican War, Blair was a member of the State house of representatives (1852-1856). Blair was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress and Thirty-sixth Congress and resigned in 1860. Afterwards, Blair was elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4th, 1861, until his resignation in July 1862 to become a colonel in the Union Army. After the war, Blair presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4th, 1863, to June 10th, 1864. Blair was elected for his final term as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles D. Drake and served from January 20th, 1871, to March 3rd, 1873. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Henry T. Blow Visualize (15 July, 1817 -- 11 September, 1875) Blow was an American businessman and politician. Born in Southampton County, Va., Blow moved to Missouri in 1830 and was a member of the State senate from 1854 to 1858. Blow was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and 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] Missouri Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Sempronius H. Boyd Visualize (28 May, 1828 -- 22 June, 1894) Boyd was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician. Born Williamson County, Tenn., Boyd moved to Missouri in 1854. Boyd studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1856, afterwards becoming the mayor of Springfield. During the Civil War, Boyd served as a Colonel, however, resigned when elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress. After serving in various public offices, Boyd was again elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
B. Gratz Brown Visualize (28 May, 1826 -- 13 December, 1885) Brown was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lexington, Ky., Brown studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849 to begin practice in St. Louis, Missouri. Brown was a member of the State house of representatives (1852-1858), and was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy created by the expulsion of Waldo P. Johnson serving from November 13th, 1863, to March 3rd, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
William A. Hall Visualize (15 October, 1815 -- 15 December, 1888) Hall was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Portland, Maine, Hall moved to Missouri in 1840 and studied law. After admittance to the bar in 1841, Hall participated in the Missouri State Constitutional Convention in 1861 and was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John B. Clark and reelected as a Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from January 20th, 1862, to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John B. Henderson Visualize (16 November, 1826 -- 12 April, 1913) Henderson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., Henderson moved with his parents to Missouri and studied on his own while a farm hand-- passing the bar in 1844. Henderson was a member of the State house of representatives and was appointed and subsequently elected to the United States Senate as a Unionist to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Trusten Polk. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Austin A. King Visualize (21 September, 1802 -- 22 April, 1870) Born in Sullivan County, Tenn., King studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1822. After moving to Missouri in 1830, King served in the Black Hawk War. King was a member of the State house of representatives in 1834 and 1836, Governor of Missouri from 1848 to 1853 and was elected as a Unionist 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] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Samuel Knox Visualize (21 March, 1815 -- 7 March, 1905) Knox was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Blandford, Mass., Knox studied law and was admitted to the bar after moving to Missouri in 1838. Knox successfully contested as an Unconditional Unionist the election of Francis P. Blair, Jr., to the Thirty-eighth Congress and serving from June 10th, 1864, to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Benjamin F. Loan Visualize (4 October, 1819 --- 30 March, 1881) Loan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Breckinridge County, Ky., Loan studied law until he moved to Missouri in 1838 and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Loan was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Joseph W. McClurg Visualize (22 February, 1818 -- 2 December, 1900) McClurg was an American lawyer and politician. Born in St. Louis County, Mo., McClurg moved to Texas in 1839 and studied law until bar admission there. McClurg returned to Missouri in 1841, served in the Civil War, and was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress. McClurg was reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses and served from March 3rd, 1863, until his resignation in July 1868 to serve as Governor of Missouri. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
John W. Noell Visualize (22 February, 1816 -- 14 March, 1863) Noell was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bedford County, Va., Noell moved to Missouri in childhood. Noell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Afterwards, Noell served as a member of the State senate (1851-1855). Noell was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses then reelected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4th, 1859, until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
James S. Rollins Visualize (19 April, 1812 -- 9 January, 1888) Rollins was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., Rollins studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1834-- enacting practice in Columbia, Mo.. After serving in the Black Hawk War, Rollins served as a member of the State house of representatives (1838-1840, 1854, and 1867). Rollins was elected as a Constitutional Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and reelected as a 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] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John G. Scott Visualize (26 December, 1819 -- 16 May, 1892) Scott was an American businessman and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Scott moved to Missouri in 1842 and engaged in the Iron business. Scott was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John W. Noell and served from December 7th, 1863, to March 3rd, 1865. Afterwards, Scott began work within the drug industry. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Robert Wilson Visualize (November, 1803 -- 10 May, 1870) Wilson was an American politician, lawyer, and soldier. Born in Staunton, Va., Wilson moved to Missouri in 1820. Wilson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Wilson participated as a Union delegate to the State convention called to determine the attitude on secession in 1861 and elected vice president of the convention, later acting as president. Wilson was appointed as a Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Waldo P. Johnson and served from January 17th, 1862, to November 13th, 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (The Road to Civil War)