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.

Missouri Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 11 of 275 people who took part.

Members (11):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
George W. Anderson Visualize "(May 22, 1832 -- February 26, 1902) George Washington Anderson was a lawyer, public servant, soldier, and an American politician. Anderson was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee and moved to St. Louis Missouri in 1853. George studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1854. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1859 and 1860 and a member of the State senate in 1862. During the Civil War he was captain of Company A, Pike County, Home Guards, he was elected colonel of the regiment and served until September 3, 1861 when it was disbanded. He also served as colonel of the 49th Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia (August 13, 1862 - January 1863 and September 29, 1864 to December 1, 1864). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869) where he was chairman on the Committee on Mileage (39th and 40th Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=A000188]" Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
John F. Benjamin Visualize "(January 23, 1817 -- March 8, 1877) John Forbes Benjamin was a lawyer, public servant, soldier, provost marshal, banker, and American politician. Benjamin was born in Cicero, Onondaga, New York and moved to Missouri in 1848. John studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1850-1852), presidential elector on the Democratic Ticket in 1856, and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. He entered into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and was promoted to the ranks of captain, major, lieutenant colonel, and brigadier general. He was also a provost marshal of the Eighth district of Missouri in 1863 and 1864. Benjamin was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, and 41st Congresses where he served as a chairman on the Committee on Invalid Pensions (41st Congress). He was unsuccessful for reelection in 1870 and 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000364]" Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry T. Blow Visualize (15 July, 1817 -- 11 September, 1875) Blow was an American businessman and politician. Born in Southampton County, Va., Blow moved to Missouri in 1830 and was a member of the State senate from 1854 to 1858. Blow was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
B. Gratz Brown Visualize (28 May, 1826 -- 13 December, 1885) Brown was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lexington, Ky., Brown studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849 to begin practice in St. Louis, Missouri. Brown was a member of the State house of representatives (1852-1858), and was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy created by the expulsion of Waldo P. Johnson serving from November 13th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (This negotiation) , Missouri Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
John B. Henderson Visualize (16 November, 1826 -- 12 April, 1913) Henderson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., Henderson moved with his parents to Missouri and studied on his own while a farm hand, passing the bar in 1844. Henderson was a member of the State house of representatives and was appointed and subsequently elected to the United States Senate as a Unionist to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Trusten Polk. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Missouri Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
John Hogan Visualize "(January 2, 1805 -- February 5, 1892) John Hogan was a shoemaker, Methodist preacher, merchant, grocer, register at a land office, president of a board of public works, public servant, and American politician. Hogan was born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, immigrated to the U.S. in 1817 to Maryland. He moved to Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Hogan preached at the Illinois conference in 1826 and was president of the Illinois Board of Public Works from 1834 to 1837. He was a member of the Illinois State house of representatives in 1836. He was a register of the land office in Dixon, Illinois and was postmaster of St. Louis, Missouri from 1857 - 1861. He was unsuccessful as a Whig candidate for Congress in 1838. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress from March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867 and was not successful in reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000691]" Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
John R. Kelso Visualize "(March 23, 1831 -- January 26, 1891) John Russell Kelso was a soldier, principal, author, lecturer, and American politician. Kelso was born near Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio and moved to Missouri. He served in the Civil War as a member of the 24th Missouri Infantry, as a member of the 14th Missouri Calvary, as a member of the 8th Missouri Cavalry, and was captain of Company M. He was a principal for Kelso 'Academy in Springfield from 1867 to 1869. He was elected as an Independent Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=K000081]" Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Benjamin F. Loan Visualize (4 October, 1819 --- 30 March, 1881) Loan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Breckinridge County, Ky., Loan studied law until he moved to Missouri in 1838 and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Loan was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Joseph W. McClurg Visualize (22 February, 1818 -- 2 December, 1900) McClurg was an American lawyer and politician. Born in St. Louis County, Mo., McClurg moved to Texas in 1839 and studied law until bar admission there. McClurg returned to Missouri in 1841, served in the Civil War, and was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress. McClurg was reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses and served from March 3rd, 1863 until his resignation in July 1868 to serve as governor of Missouri. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Missouri Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Thomas E. Noell Visualize "(April 3, 1839 -- October 3, 1867) Thomas Estes Noell was a lawyer, soldier, military commissioner, and American politician. Noell was born in Perryville, Perry County, Missouri. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He was appointed, during the Civil War, as a military commissioner (1861), served as a major in the State militia (July 1861 - April 1862), appointed captain unassigned in Company C 19th infantry of the United States Army from April 1, 1862 to February 20,1865 when he resigned to take his seat in Congress. He was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress, was reelected as a Democrat to the 40th Congress, and served from March 4, 1865 until his death in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=N000123]" Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)
Robert T. Van Horn Visualize "(May 19, 1824 -- January 3, 1916) Robert Thompson Van Horn was a printer, lawyer, member of a board of aldermen, postmaster, editor, mayor, soldier, collector of internal revenue, and American politician. Van horn was born in East Mahoning, Indiana County, Pennsylvania and moved to Kansas City, Missouri in 1855. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He was a member of the board of aldermen in 1857, was postmaster of Kansas City (1857-1861), and established the Kansas City Journal. He was elected Mayor of Kansas City in 1861 and 1864. He enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War and served as lieutenant colonel of the 25th Regiment Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He served as a member of the State senate (1862-1864), was chairmen of the Republican State central committee (1874-1876), was a collector of internal revenue for the 6th district of Missouri (1875-1881), was a delegate to the Republican National conventions in 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, and 1884, and was part of the Republican National Committee in 1872 and 1884. Van Horn was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, 41st, and 47th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871 and March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1883), and was not a candidate for renomination in 1870 or 1896. He successfully contested the election of John c. Tarsney to the 54th Congress and served from February 27, 1896 to March 3, 1897. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=V000042]" Missouri Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Missouri Delegation (This negotiation)