United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Pennsylvania Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 26 of 265 people who took part.

Members (26):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Sydenham E. Ancona Visualize (20 November, 1824 -- June 20, 1913) Ancona was an American politician and businessman. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., Ancona was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh, Thirty-eighth, and Thirty-ninth Congresses. Afterwards, he became involved with the trust, fire-insurance, and relief-association businesses in Reading, Pa. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Joseph Bailey Visualize (18 March, 1810 -- 26 August, 1885) Bailey was an American hatter, lawyer, and politician. Born in Chester County, Pa., Bailey worked as a hatter in Parkersville Pa. In 1840, Bailey was a member of the State house of representatives. In 1843, Bailey was a member of the State senate and later from 1851 to 1853. Bailey studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860. Bailey was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and afterwards participated in the State Constitutional Convention in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John M. Broomall Visualize (19 January, 1816 -- June 3, 1894) Broomall was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier. Born in Delaware County, Pa., Broomall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Broomall was a member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and also 1852. In the Civil War, Broomall was captain of Company C, Twenty-ninth Regiment. Broomall elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses. Later, Broomall participated in the State Constitutional Convention in 1874. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Charles R. Buckalew Visualize (28 December, 1821 -- 19 May, 1899) Buckalew was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County, Pa., Buckalew studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Buckalew was a member of the State senate from 1850 to 1853 and later from 1857 to 1858 and 1869. Buckalew was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1862. Later, Buckalew was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Alexander H. Coffroth Visualize (18 May, 1828 --2 September, 1906) Coffroth was an American politician and lawyer. Born in Somerset County, Pa., Coffroth studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. Coffroth was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and was reelected to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served until July 18th, 1866 when the election was contested and William H. Koontz replaced his seat. Afterwards, Coffroth was elected to the Forty-sixth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Edgar Cowan Visualize (19 September, 1815 -- 31 August, 1885) Cowan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Cowan studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. Cowan was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1860. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John L. Dawson Visualize (7 February, 1813 -- 18 September, 1870) Dawson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fayette County, Pa., Dawson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Dawson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and was later elected 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Charles Denison Visualize (23 January, 1818 -- 27 June, 1867) Denison was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Wyoming Valley, Pa., Denison studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Denison was elected as a Democrat 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
James T. Hale Visualize (14 October, 1810 -- 6 April, 1865) Hale was an American lawyer and politician. Born in, Bradford County, Pa., Hale studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1832. Hale was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and as an Independent 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Philip Johnson Visualize (17 January, 1818 -- 29 January, 1867) Johnson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Warren County, N.J., Johnson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. Johnson was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh, 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
William D. Kelley Visualize (12 April, 1814 -- 9 January, 1890) Kelley was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Kelley studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Kelley was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Jesse Lazear Visualize (12 December, 1804 -- 2 September, 1877) Lazear was an American businessman and politician. Born in Greene County, Pa., Lazear 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Archibald McAllister Visualize (12 October, 1813 -- 18 July, 1883) McAllister was an American businessman and politician. Born in Dauphin County, Pa., McAllister worked in the manufacturing charcoal iron at Springfield Furnace. McAllister 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
William H. Miller Visualize (28 February, 1829 -- 12 September, 1870) Miller was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Perry County, Pa., Miller studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Miller 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
James K. Moorhead Visualize (7 September, 1806 -- 6 March, 1884) Moorhead was an American businessman and politician. Born in Halifax, Dauphin County, Pa., Moorhead projected and established the first passenger packet line on the Pennsylvania Canal in 1835. Moorhead was the President of Monongahela Navigation Canal for twenty-one years and the President of Atlantic & Ohio Telegraph Co. Moorhead was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Amos Myers Visualize (23 April, 1824 -- 18 October, 1893) Myers was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lancaster County, Pa., Myers studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Myers 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Leonard Myers Visualize (13 November, 1827 -- 11 February, 1905) Myers was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Bucks County, Pa., Myers studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. During the Civil War, Myers was major of the Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. Myers was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses and successfully contested a seat into the Forty-first Congress. Afterwards he was reelected into 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Charles O'Neill Visualize (21 March, 1821 -- 25 November, 1893) O'Neill was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., O'Neill studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. O'Neill served as a member of the State house of representatives from 1850 to 1852 and in 1860. O'Neill also served as a member of the State senate in 1853. O'Neill elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Samuel J. Randall Visualize (10 October, 1828 -- 13 April, 1890) Randall was an American politician, soldier, and businessman. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Randall served in various local positions like as a member of the common council of Philadelphia (1852-1855) and as a member of the State senate (1858 and 1859). Randall was a captain in the Union Army and was later promoted to provost marshal at Gettysburg. Randall was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Glenni W. Scofield Visualize (11 March, 1817 -- 30 August, 1891) Scofield was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., Scofield studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842, afterwards commencing practice in Pennsylvania. Scofield was a member of the State house of representatives from 1849 to 1851 and the State senate from 1857 to 1859. Scofield was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Thaddeus Stevens Visualize (4 April, 1792 -- 11 August, 1868) Stevens was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Caledonia County, Vt., Stevens moved to Pennsylvania in 1815. Afterwards, Stevens studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1816. Stevens was a member of the State house of representatives from 1833 to 1835, 1837, and 1841. Additionally, Stevens participated as a delegate in the State constitutional convention in 1838. Stevens was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses and later elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
John D. Stiles Visualize (15 January, 1822 -- 29 October, 1896) Stiles was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Luzerne County, Pa., Stiles studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. Stiles was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Thomas B. Cooper and afterwards reelected to the Thirty-eighth Congress. Afterwards, Stiles was elected to the Forty-first Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Myer Strouse Visualize (16 December, 1825 -- 11 February, 1878) Strouse was a German American lawyer and politician. Born in Bavaria, Germany, Strouse immigrated with his father to the United States in 1832. Strouse studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855. Strouse 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
M. Russell Thayer Visualize (27 January, 1819 -- 14 October, 1906) Thayer was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Petersburg, Va., Thayer moved with his father to Pennsylvania in 1837. Thayer studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. Thayer 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Henry W. Tracy Visualize (24 September, 1807 -- 11 April, 1886) Tracy was an American businessman and politician. Born in Ulster Township, Bradford County, Pa., Tracy studied law but was never admitted to the bar and pursued business. Tracy was elected as an Independent 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas Williams Visualize (28 August, 1806 -- 16 June, 1872) Williams was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., Williams studied law and was admitted to the bar 1828. Williams 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] Pennsylvania Delegation (This negotiation) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Pennsylvania Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)