United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Rhode Island Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 4 of 265 people who took part.

Members (4):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Henry B. Anthony Visualize (1 April, 1815 -- 2 September, 1884) Anthony was an American editor and politician. Born in Coventry, R.I., Anthony was the editor of the Providence Journal in 1838, later becoming one of its owners. Anthony was elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1849 and was reelected in 1850. Anthony was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1858 and reelected in 1864, 1870, 1876 and 1882. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Rhode Island Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Nathan F. Dixon Visualize (1 May, 1812 -- 11 April, 1881) Dixon was an American lawyer, banker, and politician. Born in Westerly, R.I., Dixon studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. Dixon was a member of the State house of representatives 1841-1849, 1851-1854, 1858-1862, and 1871-1877. Dixon was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress and later 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] Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas Jenckes Visualize (2 November, 1818 -- 4 November, 1875) Jenckes was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cumberland, R.I., Jenckes studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Jenckes was 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] Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)
William Sprague Visualize (3 November, 1799-- 19 October, 1856) Sprague was an American politician. Born in Cranston, R.I., Sprague was a the speaker of the State house of representatives from 1832 to 1835. Sprague was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth Congress and was elected as Governor of Rhode Island from 1838 to 1839. Afterwards, Sprague was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nathan F. Dixon. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Rhode Island Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Rhode Island Delegation (This negotiation)