United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Oregon Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 3 of 265 people who took part.

Members (3):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Benjamin F. Harding Visualize (4 January, 1823 -- 16 June, 1899) Harding was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Wyoming County, Pa., Harding studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. Harding moved to Oregon in 1850 and afterwards served as clerk of the Territorial Legislature. Harding was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward D. Baker and served as senator until he retired in 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
John R. McBride Visualize (22 August, 1832 -- 20 July, 1904) McBride was an American lawyer and politician. Born in St. Louis, Mo., McBride moved to Oregon in 1851 with his family. McBride studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855. McBride participated as a delegate in the State constitutional convention in 1857. McBride 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] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
James W. Nesmith Visualize (June 23, 1820 -- 17 June, 1885) Nesmith was an American politician. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, while his parents were on vacation, and moved to Oregon in 1843. Nesmith was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1860 and later elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph G. Wilson. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Oregon Delegation (This negotiation) , Oregon Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Oregon Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)