United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal rights, both civil and legal, to African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

Kansas Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 4 of 275 people who took part.

Members (4):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Sidney Clarke Visualize "(October 16, 1831 -- June 18, 1909) Sidney Clarke was a publisher, soldier, railroad builder, and American politician. Clarke was born in Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts and moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1859. He published the Southbridge Press in 1854. He enlisted as a volunteer during the Civil War. He was appointed assistant adjutant general of Volunteers by President Lincoln (February 9, 1863), was a captain, and assistant provost marshal general for Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1879, where he served as speaker. He served as the chairman of the statehood executive committee in Oklahoma. Sidney was also part of the Territorial Council of Oklahoma from 1898-1902. He was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871), where he served as chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs (41st Congress). He was not re-elected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000470]" Kansas Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Kansas Delegation (This negotiation)
James H. Lane Visualize (22 June, 1814 -- 11 July, 1866) Lane was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Lane studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840, practicing in his hometown. Lane was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress representing Indiana. In 1855, Lane moved to Topeka, Kansas and participated in the constitutional convention. Lane was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1861, then reelected in 1865 and served from April 4, 1861 until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kansas Delegation (This negotiation) , Kansas Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Kansas Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Samuel C. Pomeroy Visualize (3 January, 1816 -- 27 August, 1891) Pomeroy was an American businessman and lawyer. He was born in Southampton, Mass., and moved to Kansas in 1854. Upon the admission of Kansas as a State into the Union, Pomeroy was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and was reelected in 1867 and served from April 4, 1861 to March 3, 1873. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kansas Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Kansas Delegation (This negotiation) , Kansas Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Kansas Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Edmund G. Ross Visualize "(December 7, 1826 -- May 8, 1907) Edmund Gibson Ross was a(n) printer, publisher, public servant, promoter/director of a railway, soldier, editor, governor, and American politician. Ross was born in Ashland County, Ohio and moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1856. He published the Topeka Tribune (1856-1858), established the Kansas State Record (1859), edited the Kansas Tribune (1865-1866), and published several newspapers (1871 - 1893). He helped lead the 'free state' movement, was member of the State constitutional convention (1859-1861), promoted and directed Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor (1880) and was appointed governor of the Territory of New Mexico by President Cleveland (1885 - 1889). Ross also served in the Union Army as a private (1862) and mustered out as a Major (1865). Edmund was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Lane (July 19, 1866 - March 3, 1871) and was not successful for reelection. During his time on the Senate he was Chairman on the Committee on Enrolled Bills (40th Congress), on the Committee on Engrossed Bills (41st Congress), and whose vote against conviction in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson (1868) was considered one of the the essential votes for his acquittal. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000445]" Kansas Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Kansas Delegation (This negotiation)