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.

Kentucky Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 13 of 275 people who took part.

Members (13):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Garrett Davis Visualize (10 September, 1801 -- 22 September, 1872) Davis was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Mount Sterling, Ky., Davis studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823. Davis was a member of the State house of representatives from 1833 to 1835. Davis was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses and was later in 1861 elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of John C. Breckinridge, and was reelected in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kentucky Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Kentucky Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Henry Grider Visualize (16 July, 1796 -- September 6, 1866) Grider was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Garrard County, Grider studied law and was admitted to the bar. After serving in the War of 1812, Grider was a member of the State house of representatives in 1827 and 1831 and served in the State senate from 1833 to 1837. Grider was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served from March 4th, 1843 until he died on September 7th, 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kentucky Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
James Guthrie Visualize "(December 5, 1792 -- March 13, 1869) James Guthrie was a lawyer, road and railroad builder, president of a university, president of a railroad and canal company, and an American politician. Guthrie was born near Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1817. He was appointed Commonwealth attorney (1820) and was a member of the State house of representatives (1827 -1831). He was also a state senator from 1831-1840. He was a delegate and president to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention in 1849 and he was founder and president of the University of Louisville. He was appointed Secretary of Treasury by President Franklin Pierce (1853-1857), vice and president of Louisville Nashville Railroad Company, and president of the Louisville-Portland Canal Company. He was also apart of the peace convention of 1861, in Washington D.C. to help stop the Civil War. He was unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate in 1835. He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from March 4, 1865 to February 7, 1868 when he resigned because of failing health. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present'. available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000534]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Aaron Harding Visualize (20 February, 1805 -- 24 December, 1875) Harding was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Campbellsville, Taylor County, Ky., Harding studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Harding was a member of the State house of representatives in 1840. Harding was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kentucky Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Elijah Hise Visualize "(July 4, 1802 -- May 8, 1867) Elijah Hise was a(n) lawyer, judge, public servant, Charge d'Affaires, and American politician. Hise was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and moved to Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. Elijah was a member of the state house of representatives (1829), unsuccessful candidate for lieutenant governor (1836), chief justice of the court of appeals of Kentucky, and Charge d'Affaires to Guatemala (March 31, 1848 - June 21, 1849). He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Grider and reelected to the 40th Congress (December 3, 1866 - to his death May 8, 1867). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000644]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Samuel McKee Visualize "(November 5, 1833 -- December 11, 1898) Samuel McKee was a lawyer, soldier, pension agent, and American politician. McKee was born near Mountain Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky. Samuel studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a captain of the 14th Regiment and in the Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry. He was a delegate to the Sothern Loyalty Convention at Philadelphia in 1866 and was a pension agent in Louisville (1869-1871). McKee was elected as a Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and successfully contested as a Republican the election of John D. Young to the 40th Congress (June 22, 1868 - March 3, 1869). He was not a candidate for renomination. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present'. available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M000497]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
William H. Randall Visualize (15 July, 1812 -- 1 August, 1881) Randall was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., Randall studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Randall was the clerk of the circuit court and county court of Laurel County from 1836-1844. Randall was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses serving from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Burwell C. Ritter Visualize "(January 6, 1810 -- October 1, 1880). Burwell Clark Ritter was a farmer, public servant and American politician. Ritter was born near Russellville, Barren County, Kentucky. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1842 and 1850. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1887). Was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000276]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Lovell H. Rousseau Visualize "(August 4, 1818 -- January 7, 1869) Lovell Harrison Rousseau was a lawyer, soldier, and American politician. Rousseau was born near Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky. Rousseau studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He was a member of the Indiana state house of Representatives (1844-1845) and a member of the Indiana State Senate (1847-1849). He was also a member of the Kentucky State Senate (1860-1861). He was a Captain in the Mexican War (1844-1845) and served as a colonel, brigadier general, and major general in the Union Army during the Civil War and resigned November 17, 1865. He was appointed a brigadier general in the U.S. army with the brevet rank of major general (March 27, 1867) and was assigned to duty in Alaska. He was also, on July 28, 1868, placed in command of the Department of Louisiana, serving here until his death in 1869. Rousseau elected as a Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress until his resignation on July 21, 1866 (March 4, 1865-July 21, 1866). He was censured by the U.S. House of Representatives on July 17, 1866 for assaulting U.S. representative Justin Grinnell of Iowa in the capitol building. He was reelected in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation (December 3, 1866 - March 3, 1867). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000468]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
George S. Shanklin Visualize "(December 23, 1807 -- April 1, 1883). George Sea Shanklin was a lawyer, farmer, and American politician. Shanklin was born in Jessamine County, Kentucky. Shanklin studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1838, 1844, and from 1861-1865. George was also appointed Commonwealth attorney in 1854. Shanklin was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not a candidate for reelection. [Source: 'Biographical directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000283]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)
Green C. Smith Visualize (4 July, 1826 -- 29 June, 1895) Smith was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician. Born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., Smith served in the Mexican War. Smith was admitted to the bar in 1852 and was a member of the State house of representatives 1861 to 1863. Smith was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1863, until his resignation in July 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Lawrence S. Trimble Visualize "(August 26, 1825 -- August 9, 1904). Lawrence Strother Trimble was a lawyer, judge, president of a railroad company, and American politician. Trimble studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a judge of equity and criminal court of the first judicial circuit of Kentucky (1856 - 1860) and was president of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad Company (1860-1865). Trimble was a member of the State house of representatives (1851 and 1852). Lawrence was an unsuccessful candidate for the 38th Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000375]" Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation) , Kentucky Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Andrew H. Ward Visualize None Kentucky Delegation (This negotiation)