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.

Oregon 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
James H. D. Henderson Visualize "(July 23, 1810 -- December 13, 1885) James Henry Dickey Henderson was a printer, pastor, publisher, farmer, superintendent, and American politician. Henderson was born near Salem, Kentucky and moved to, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Oregon in 1852. Henderson published a literary magazine and wrote for periodicals. He was a superintendent of the public schools of Lane county in 1859. He was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000480]" Oregon Delegation (This negotiation)
James W. Nesmith Visualize (June 23, 1820 -- 17 June, 1885) Nesmith was an American politician. Born in New Brunswick, Canada, while his parents were on vacation, Nesmith moved to Oregon in 1843. Nesmith was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1860 and later elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph G. Wilson. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Oregon Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Oregon Delegation (This negotiation) , Oregon Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
George H. Williams Visualize "(March 26, 1823 -- April 4, 1910) George Henry Williams was a lawyer, judge, public servant, mayor, and American politician. William was born in New Lebanon, Columbia County, New York and moved to Iowa and then Oregon. Williams studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was judge of the first judicial district of Iowa (1847 - 1852), Chief Justice of the Territory of Oregon (1853 - 1857); was reappointed and declined; Attorney General of the United States in the Cabinet of President Grant (1872-1875) and was nominated by Grant as a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court but his name was withdrawn. He served as a presidential elector on the democratic ticked in 1852, member of the State constitutional convention of Oregon in 1858, and was mayor of Portland (1902 - 1905). Williams was elected to the United States Senate (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000498]" Oregon Delegation (This negotiation) , Oregon Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)