United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

New York Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 35 of 265 people who took part.

Members (35):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
James Brooks Visualize (10 November, 1810 -- 30 April, 1873) Brooks was an American journalist, and politician. Born in Portland, Maine, Brooks studied law and edited the Portland Advertiser. In 1836, Brooks moved to New York City and established the New York Daily Express. Brooks was the Editor of the New York Daily Express for the entirety of his remaining life. Brooks was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and succeeding Congress, however, failed reelection in 1852. In 1863, Brooks was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-ninth Congress. The election was contested by William E. Dodge and Brooks was removed from service. Brooks served in the New York state constitutional convention in 1867 and was elected to the Fortieth and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John W. Chanler Visualize (14 September, 1826 -- 19 October, 1877) Chanler was an American lawyer and politician. Born in New York City, Chanler studied law in Germany and was admitted to the bar. Chanler was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the two succeeding Congresses until he was censured by the U.S House of Representatives for insults. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Ambrose W. Clark Visualize (19 February, 1810 -- 13 October, 1887) Clark was an American journalist and politician. Born in Cooperstown, N.Y., Clark was the publisher of the Otsego Journal (1831-1836) and the Northern New York Journal (1844-1860). Clark was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, afterwards being appointed consul at Valparaiso by President Abraham Lincoln. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Freeman Clarke Visualize (22 March, 1809 -- 24 June, 1887) Clarke was an American businessman, banker, and politician. Born in Troy, N.Y., Clarke was the director and president of numerous banks, railroads, and telegraph and trust companies. Clarke participated as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress and later as a Republican 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] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Erastus Corning Visualize (14 December, 1794 -- 9 April, 1872) Corning was an American businessman and politician. Born in Norwich, Conn., Corning moved to New York in 1814 and established himself in the iron business. Corning was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and later to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Corning participated as a delegate to the delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas T. Davis Visualize (22 August, 1810 -- 2 May, 1872) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Middlebury, Addison County, Vt., Davis moved to New York in 1817 with his parents. Davis studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Davis 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] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Reuben E. Fenton Visualize (4 July, 1819 -- 25 August, 1885) Fenton was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., Fenton was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress and subsequently elected to the Thirty-fifth and to the three succeeding Congresses when he resigned to serve as Governor of New York. Afterwards, Fenton was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4th, 1869, until March 3rd, 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Augustus Frank Visualize (17 July, 1826 -- 29 April, 1895) Frank was an American businessman and politician. Born in Wyoming County, N.Y., Frank was the director and vice president of the Buffalo & New York City Railroad Co. Frank was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Afterwards Frank served as director of Wyoming County National Bank in 1865 and was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1867 and 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John Ganson Visualize (1 January, 1818 -- 28 September, 1874) Ganson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Le Roy, Genesee County, N.Y., Ganson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. In 1862 and 1863, Ganson served as a member of the State senate. Ganson was 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] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John Augustus Griswold Visualize (11 November, 1822 -- 31 October, 1872) Griswold was an American banker, businessman, and politician. Born in Rensselaer County, N.Y., Griswold worked in steel manufacturing. In 1855, Griswold served as the mayor of Troy and additionally as president of the Troy & Lansingburgh Railroad Co., the Troy & Cohoes Railroad Co., and of the New Orleans, Mobile & Texas Railroad Co. Griswold was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and later 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] New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Ira Harris Visualize (31 May, 1802 -- 2 December, 1875) Harris was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Charleston, Montgomery County, N.Y., Harris studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1827. Harris was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846 and a member of the State senate in 1847. Additionally, Harris served as justice of the State supreme court from 1847 until 1859 when he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Anson Herrick Visualize (21 January, 1812 -- 6 February, 1868) Herrick was an American journalist and politician. Born in Androscoggin County, Maine, Herrick moved to New York City in 1836 and established the New York Atlas. Herrick was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and unsuccessful at any reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Giles W. Hotchkiss Visualize (15 October, 1815 -- 5 July, 1878) Hotchkiss was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Broome County, N.Y., Hotchkiss studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837, starting his practice in Binghamton, N.Y. Hotchkiss was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses, failed the consecutive election, and was elected again to the Forty-first Congress . [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Calvin T. Hulburd Visualize (5 June, 1809 -- 25 October, 1897) Hulburd was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, N.Y., Hulburd studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Hulburd was elected as a Republican 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] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Martin Kalbfleisch Visualize (8 February, 1804 -- 12 February, 1873) Kalbfleisch was an American factory owner and politician. Born in Flushing, Holland, Kalbfleisch immigrated to the United States and settled down in New York City in 1826 where he established a chemical factory at Greenpoint, N.Y., in 1844. Kalbfleisch was 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] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Orlando Kellogg Visualize (18 June, 1809 -- 4 March, 1863) Kellogg was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Essex County, N.Y., Kellogg studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838. Kellogg was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress and later was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Francis Kernan Visualize (14 January, 1816 -- 7 September, 1892) Kernan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Schuyler County, N.Y., Kernan studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Kernan was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and did not achieve reelection. Afterwards, Kernan participated as a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1867 and 1868. Kernan was then elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate serving from March 4th, 1875, to March 3rd, 1881. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act)
DeWitt C. Littlejohn Visualize (7 February, 1818 -- 27 October, 1892) Littlejohn was an American businessman and politician. Born in Bridgewater, Oneida County, N.Y., Littlejohn served as mayor of the city in 1849 and 1850. Littlejohn was elected 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] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
James M. Marvin Visualize (27 February, 1809 -- 25 April, 1901) Marvin was an American politician and businessman. Born in Saratoga County, N.Y., Marvin worked within the hotel business. Marvin was elected as a Republican 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] New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Samuel F. Miller Visualize (27 May, 1827 -- 16 March, 1892) Miller was an American lawyer, farmer, and politician. Born in Delaware County, N.Y., Miller studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1853, however, did not practice frequently. Miller was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress and afterwards participated in the State Constitutional Convention in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Edwin D. Morgan Visualize (8 February, 1811 -- 14 February, 1883) Morgan was an American businessman and politician. Born in Washington, Mass., Morgan moved to New York City in 1836 and pursued in the grocery business. Morgan was a member of the State senate (1850-1855), the State Commissioner of Immigration (1855-1858), and the Governor of New York (1859-1862). Morgan was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1863 and did not succeed as a candidate for reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Daniel Morris Visualize (4 January, 1812 -- 22 April, 1889) Morris was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Seneca County, N.Y., Morris studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. Morris served as the District Attorney of Yates County, N.Y (1847-1850) and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Homer A. Nelson Visualize (31 August, 1829 -- 25 April, 1891) Nelson was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Dutchess County, N.Y., Nelson studied law and after admittance to the bar, practiced in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. During the Civil War, Nelson served as a Colonel of the One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Regiment. Nelson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and failed reelection. Afterwards, Nelson served as a member of the State senate (1882 and 1883), participated in the State Constitutional Convention (1867), and held various public positions. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Moses F. Odell Visualize (24 February, 1818 -- 13 June, 1866) Odell was an American politician. Born in Tarrytown, Westchester County, N.Y., Odell 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] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Theodore M. Pomeroy Visualize (31 December, 1824 -- 23 March, 1905) Pomeroy was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cayuga, N.Y., Pomeroy studied law and wad admitted to the bar in 1846. Pomeroy was the District Attorney of Cayuga County (1850-1856) and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses. During the Fortieth Congress was elected Speaker of the House of Representatives on the last day of the session, March 3rd, 1869 serving for only one day. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John V. L. Pruyn Visualize (22 June, 1811 -- 21 November, 1877) Pruyn was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Albany, N.Y., Pruyn studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1832. Pruyn was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Erastus Corning and served from December 7th, 1863, to March 3rd, 1865 and was elected to the Fortieth Congress in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
William Radford Visualize (24 June, 1814 -- 18 January, 1870) Radford was an American politician and businessman. Born in Dutchess County, N.Y., Radford was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Henry G. Stebbins Visualize (15 September, 1811 -- 9 December, 1881) Stebbins was an American banker and politician. Born in Ridgefield, Conn., Stebbins began work in banking after moving to New York. Stebbins was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4th, 1863, until his resignation on October 24th, 1864. Afterwards, Stebbins became the president of the New York Stock Exchange. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
John B. Steele Visualize (28 March, 1814 -- 24 September, 1866) Steele was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Delhi, N.Y., Steele studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Steele 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] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Dwight Townsend Visualize (26 September, 1826 -- 29 October, 1899) Townsend was an American businessman and politician. Born in New York City, Townsend worked in the sugar industry. Townsend was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry G. Stebbins and served from December 5th, 1864, to March 3rd, 1865. Afterwards, Townsend was also elected to the Forty-second Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Robert B. Van Valkenburgh Visualize (4 September, 1821 -- 1 August, 1888) Valkenburgh was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Steuben County, N.Y., Valkenburgh studied law and after admittance to the bar began practice in Bath, N.Y. Valkenburgh was elected as a Republican 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] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Elijah Ward Visualize (16 September, 1816 --- 7 February, 1882) Ward was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sing Sing, N.Y., Ward studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Ward was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and after an unsuccessful reelection was elected to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. Subsequently, after a second failed reelection, Ward was elected to the Forty-fourth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles H. Winfield Visualize (22 April, 1822 -- 10 June, 1888) Winfield was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Crawford, N.Y., Winfield studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. From 1850 to 1856, Winfield was the district attorney for Orange County. Winfield was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Benjamin Wood Visualize (13 October, 1820 -- 21 February, 1900) Wood was an American businessman, publisher, and politician. Born in Shelby County, Ky., Wood moved to New York City in childhood. Wood originally worked in the shipping business, however, went on to purchase the Daily News in 1860 and served as its editor and publisher until his death. Wood was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and later the Forty-seventh Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , New York Delegation (This negotiation)
Fernando Wood Visualize (14 June, 1812 -- 14 February, 1881) Wood was an American businessman and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Wood moved to New York City in his childhood. Wood was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress, failed reelection, and after holding various other public positions was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress. After another failed reelection, Wood was elected to the Fortieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New York Delegation (This negotiation) , New York Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act)