United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

West Virginia Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 265 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Jacob B. Blair Visualize (11 April, 1821 -- 12 February, 1901) Blair was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Wood County, Va., Blair studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. Blair was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative John S. Carlile. Afterwards, Blair was elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Virginia Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
William G. Brown Visualize (25 September, 1800 -- 19 April, 1884) Brown was an American lawyer and politician representing both Virginia and West Virginia. Born in Kingwood, Preston County, Va., Brown studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. Brown served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1832 and 1840-1843. Brown was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses and afterwards participated as a delegate in the State constitutional conventions of 1850 and 1861. Brown was later elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and after the admission of West Virginia as a State was elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Virginia Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
Peter G. Van Winkle Visualize (7 September, 1808 -- 15 April, 1872) Van Winkle was an American lawyer and politician. Born in New York City, Van Winkle studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Van Winkle participated as a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1850. As West Virginia was admitted as a State into the Union, Van Winkle was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] West Virginia Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , West Virginia Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
Kellian Whaley Visualize (6 May, 1821 -- 20 May, 1876) Whaley was an American businessman and politician. Born in Utica, N.Y., Whaley was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress. Whaley was elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth and to the succeeding Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] West Virginia Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Virginia Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
Waitman T. Willey Visualize (18 October, 1811 -- 2 May, 1900) Willey was an American lawyer and politician representing both Virginia and West Virginia. Born in Monongalia County, Va., Willey studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Willey participated in the Virginia State constitutional convention of 1850 and 1851 and later participated as a delegate to West Virginia's State constitutional convention. Afterwards, Willey was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate from Virginia to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of James M. Mason. After West Virginia was admitted into the union, Willey was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate representing West Virginia in 1862 and was reelected in 1865 as a Republican. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] West Virginia Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation) , West Virginia Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Virginia Delegation (The Road to Civil War)