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.

New Jersey Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 9 of 275 people who took part.

Members (9):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Alexander G. Cattell Visualize "(February 12, 1816 -- April 8, 1894) Alexander Gilmore Cattell was a(n) merchant, public servant, clerk, banker, organizer and president of a bank, financial agent, member of a state board of education, and American politician. He was born in Salem, New Jersey. Alexander was elected to the New Jersey general assembly (1840), clerk (1842-1844), member of the State constitutional convention (1844), member of the Philadelphia Common Council (1848 - 1854), organized Corn Exchange Bank, President of Corn Exchange Bank (1858-1871), appointed by President Grant a member of the 1st United States Civil Service Commission, United States Financial agent in London (1873 - 1874), member of New Jersey Board of tax assessors (1884 - 1891), president of board of tax assessors (1889 - 1891), and a member of the state board of education (1891 - 1894). Alexander was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to succeed John P. Stockton, whose seat was declared vacant (September 19, 1866 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected. During his time on the Senate, he served as chairman for the Committee on the Library (41st Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000254]" New Jersey Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
Frederick T. Frelinghuysen Visualize "(August 4, 1817 -- May 20, 1885) Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen was a(n) lawyer, member of a city council, trustee of a college, public servant, secretary of state, and American politician. He was born in Millstone, New Jersey. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Frederick was a city attorney of Newark (1849), member of the city council (1850), trustee of Rutgers College (1851 -1885), member of the peace convention of 1861 in Washington D.C. to devise a means to prevent the impending war, attorney general of New Jersey (1861 - 1866). He was also appointed as a United States Minister to England by President Grant (July 1870) but declined, appointed a member of the Electoral Commission (1877) to decide contests in various States in the presidential election, and appointed Secretary of State by President Arthur (1881 -1885). Frelinghuysen was appointed and elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by the death of William Wright (November 12, 1866 - March 3, 1869). He was also elected again the the United States Senate (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1877) and was not reelected. He was not reelected in 1868. During his time on the Senate, He served as chairman on the Committee on Agriculture (42nd -44th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=F000369]" New Jersey Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
William A. Newell Visualize "(September 5, 1817 -- August 8, 1901)" William Augustus Newell was a doctor, governor, surgeon, Indian inspector, and American politician. Newell was born in Franklin, Ohio, and moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey. Newell was a governor of New Jersey (1857-1860), territorial governor of Washington (1880-1884), and was an unsuccessful candidate for the governor of New Jersey in 1877. He was a surgeon to superintend the drafting of the Monmouth County Militia (1862), delegate to the Republican National Convention (1864) and was a United States Indian inspector (August 14, 1884 - June 26, 1885). William was elected as a Whig to the 30th and 31st Congresses (March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851) and was not a candidate for renomination in 1850. He was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not successful in reelection in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=N000066]" New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
Andrew J. Rogers Visualize (1 July, 1828 -- 22 May, 1900) Rogers was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sussex County, N.J., Rogers studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. Rogers was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation) , New Jersey Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Charles Sitgreaves Visualize "(April 22, 1803 -- March 17, 1878) Charles Sitgreaves was a lawyer, public servant, soldier, member of a town council, mayor, president of a bank and railroad, and American politician. Sitgreaves was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and moved to New Jersey in 1806. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1824. He was a member of Phillipsburg, New Jersey State General Assembly from 1831 to 1833 and a member of the town council in 1834 and 1835. He served as a member in the State senate (1851 - 1854) and was Mayor of Phillipsburg in 1861 and 1862. Charles was also a major commandant in the State militia from 1828 to 1838 and was president of the Belvidere & Delaware Railroad Company and National Bank of Philipsburg (1856 - 1878). Sitgreaves was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869), was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000458]" New Jersey Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
John F. Starr Visualize (25 March, 1818 -- 9 August, 1904) Starr was an American banker and politician. Born in Camden, N.J., Starr was one of the founders of the Camden Iron Works and was the president of the First National Bank of Camden for over thirty years. In 1863, Starr was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation) , New Jersey Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
John P. Stockton Visualize "(August 2, 1826 -- January 22, 1900) John Potter Stockton was a lawyer, state reporter, minister, attorney general, and American politician. Stockton was born in Princeton, New Jersey. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He was state reporter to the court of chancery (1852 - 1858), United States Minister to Italy (1858 - 1861) and attorney general of New Jersey (1877 - 1897). He presented credentials as a Democratic Senator-elect to the United States Senate (March 15, 1865 - March 27, 1866) until the election was was in dispute and declared vacant. He was reelected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from March 4, to March 3, 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000939]" New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
Edwin R. V. Wright Visualize "(January 2, 1812 -- January 21, 1871) Edwin Ruthvin Vincent Wright was an editor, publisher, lawyer, public servant, mayor, and American politician. Wright was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. Edwin studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. He was editor of the Jersey Blue in 1836 and published a newspaper. He was a member of the New Jersey state council in 1843, district attorney for Hudson County (1851 - 1855) and Mayor of Hudson, New Jersey in 1855. Wright was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and due to bad health was not a candidate for renomination in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000758]" New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation)
William Wright Visualize (13 November, 1794 -- 1 November, 1866) Wright was an American saddlery businessman and politician. Born in Clarksville, Rockland County, N.Y., Wright served in Connecticut in the War of 1812 and moved to New Jersey in 1821 to run a saddlery and leather business. Wright was the mayor of Newark from 1840 to 1843 and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses . In 1853, Wright was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and reelected after a brief separation in 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] New Jersey Delegation (This negotiation) , New Jersey Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)