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.

Nevada Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 3 of 275 people who took part.

Members (3):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Delos R. Ashley Visualize "(February 19, 1828 -- July 18, 1873) Delos Rodeyn Ashley was a lawyer, public servant, state treasurer, and American politician. Ashley was born at The Post, Arkansas, moved to California, and then to Virginia City, Storey County, Nevada in 1864. Ashley studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849. He was a district attorney in California (1851 - 1853), member of the state house of representatives (1854 and 1855, and served in the State senate (1856 and 1857). He was the State treasurer of California in 1862 and 1863. Delos was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869), 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=A000312]" Nevada Delegation (This negotiation) , Nevada Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
James W. Nye Visualize "(June 10, 1815 -- December 25, 1876) James Warren Nye was a lawyer, judge, president of a board of police, governor, and American politician. Nye was born in De Ruyter, Madison County, New York and moved to Nevada Territory in 1861. Nye studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a district attorney (1839), Judge of Madison County (1840-1848), and served as the first president of the Metropolitan Board of Police, New York City (1857 - 1860). He was appointed as governor, by Abraham Lincoln in 1861, of the new Nevada Territory. He was not a successful candidate as a Free-Soiler to the 30th Congress. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (February 1, 1865, reelected in 1867 and served until March 3, 1873), where he was chairman on the Committee on Enrolled bills (39th Congress), served on the Committee on Revolutionary claims (40th Congress), and on the Committee on Territories (41st Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=N000177]" Nevada Delegation (This negotiation) , Nevada Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
William M. Stewart Visualize "(August 9, 1827 -- April 23, 1909) William Morris Stewart was a math teacher, gold miner, lawyer, public servant, and American Politician. Stewart was born in Galen, Wayne County, New York and moved to California and then Virginia City, Nevada in 1860. Stewart studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He was a district attorney (1852), attorney general of California (1854), and was involved in early mining litigation and in the development of the Comstock lode. He was a member of the territorial council in 1861 and a member of the State constitutional convention in 1863. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1864 and was reelected in 1869 (February 1865 - March 3, 1875), where he was chairman on the Committee on Pacific Railroads (42nd Congress) and on the Committee on Railroads (43rd congress). He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1887 and was reelected as a Silver Republican in 1893 and 1899. He served from March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1905, where he was chairman on the Committee on Mines and Mining (50th-56th Congresses) and on the Committee on Indian Affairs (57th and 58th Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1905. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000922]" Nevada Delegation (This negotiation) , Nevada Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)