United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Officers of the House of Representatives


(non-voting)

Members (6):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Rev. W. H. Channing Visualize Chaplain of the House of Representatives for the Thirty-Eighth Congress Officers of the House of Representatives (This negotiation)
Emerson Etheridge Visualize Clerk of the House of Representatives during the 37th United States Congress. (September 18, 1819 — October 21, 1902) Emerson Etheridge, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Currituck, Currituck County, N.C., September 18, 1819; moved with his parents to Tennessee in 1831; completed preparatory studies; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1840, and commenced practice in Dresden, Tenn.; member of the Tennessee state house of representatives, 1845-1847; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-fifth Congress in 1856; elected as a candidate of the Opposition Party to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1859-March 3, 1861); chair, Committee on Indian Affairs (Thirty-sixth Congress); elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives to the Thirty-seventh Congress (July 4, 1861-December 8, 1863); member of the Tennessee state senate, 1869-1870; unsuccessful candidate for governor of Tennessee in 1867; surveyor of customs in Memphis, Tenn., 1891-1894; died on October 21, 1902, in Dresden, Tenn.; interment in Mount Vernon Cemetery, near Sharon, Tenn. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/E000227] Tennessee Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Officers of the House of Representatives (This negotiation)
Ira Goodenow Visualize Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives for the Thirty-Eighth Congress Officers of the House of Representatives (This negotiation)
William S. King Visualize Postmaster of the House of Representatives for the Thirty-Eighth Congress Officers of the House of Representatives (This negotiation)
Edward McPherson Visualize Clerk of the House of Representatives Officers of the House of Representatives (This negotiation) , Officers of the House of Representatives (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Officers of the House of Representatives (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Nehemiah G. Ordway Visualize Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives during the 38th United States Congress Officers of the House of Representatives (This negotiation)