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.

Tennessee Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 10 of 275 people who took part.

Members (10):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Samuel M. Arnell Visualize "(May 3, 1833 -- July 20, 1903) Samuel Mayes Arnell was a(n) lawyer, public servant, postmaster, superintendent, and American politician. He was born in Zion Settlement, near Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as a member of the constitutional convention of Tennessee (1865), served in the State house of representatives (1865 and 1866), was a postmaster of Columbia (1879 - 1884), and superintendent of schools (1884 - 1886). Samuel was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress, was reelected as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1871), and served as chairman on the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (40th Congress) and Committee on Education and Labor (41st Congress). He was not reelected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=A000286]" Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation) , Tennessee Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
William B. Campbell Visualize "(Feburary 1, 1907 -- August 19, 1867) William Bowen Campbell was a(n) lawyer, farmer, banker, public servant, soldier, judge, governor, general, and American politician. Campbell was born near Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1829. He was elected district attorney in 1831, elected judge of the 4th circuit of Tennessee (1847 - 1850), and judge of the circuit court in 1857. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1835 and 1836) and Governor of Tennessee (1851 - 1853 declined renomination). Campbell was a captain in Trousdale's regiment of Tennessee Mounted Volunteers in the Florida War, mustered out January 14, 1837; elected colonel of the 1st Tennessee Volunteers in the Mexican War (June 3, 1846 - May 25, 1847); and appointed by President Lincoln as brigadier general of Volunteers (June 30, 1862). He was elected as a Whig to the 25th, 26th and 27th Congresses (March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1843), he declined to run in the 28th Congress. He was also elected as a Unionist to the 39th Congress (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1867). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000104]" Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation)
Edmund Cooper Visualize "(September 11, 1821 -- July 21, 1911) Edmund Cooper was a(n) lawyer, public servant, and American politician. He was born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He was a member of the state house of representatives in 1849 and 1865, presidential elector on the Constitutional Union ticket in 1860, a Union delegate to the State constitutional Convention of 1861, and was appointed by President Johnson Assistant Secretary of the Treasury November 20, 1867 through March 20,1869. Cooper was elected as a Unionist to the 39th Congress (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected in the 40th Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000747]" Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation)
Joseph S. Fowler Visualize "(August 31, 1820 -- April 1, 1902) Joseph Smith Fowler was a(n) teacher, professor of mathematics at a college, lawyer, comptroller, and American politician. He was born in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio and moved to Tennessee. Joseph studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1861. He was president of Howard Female College, Gallatin, Tennessee (1856 - 1861) and comptroller of Tennessee (1862-1865). Fowler was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1871) and served as chairman on the Committee on Engrossed Bills (40th Congress). He was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=F000324]" Tennessee Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation)
Isaac R. Hawkins Visualize "(May 16, 1818 -- August 12, 1880) Isaac Roberts Hawkins was a(n) farmer, lawyer, soldier, judge, public servant, and American politician. Hawkins was born close to Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in in 1843. He was a delegate from Tennessee to the peace conference in Washington D. C., in an effort to prevent the impending war (1861), Judge of the circuit court (1862), commissioned by Governor Brownlow as one of the chancellors of Tennessee but declined (July 1865), and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention (1868). He served as a lieutenant in the Mexican War, entered in the Union Army as lieutenant colonel of the 7th Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Calvary, was captured with his regiment and was imprisoned (1864 - August 1864), and was in command of the Cavalry force in western Kentucky until the end of the Civil War. Hawkins was elected as a Unionist to the 39th congress and as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1871), where he served as chairmen on the Committee on Mileage (41st Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000370]" Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation) , Tennessee Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
John W. Leftwich Visualize "(September 7, 1826 -- March 6, 1870) John William Leftwich was a(n) studier of medicine, merchant, public servant, mayor, and American politician. He was born in Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia and moved to Memphis, Tennessee. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1868) and Mayor of Memphis (1869 - 1870). John was elected as a Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1867) and contested the election of William J. Smith to the 41st Congress but died before he could prosecute the contest (1870). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=L000217]" Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation)
Horace Maynard Visualize "(August 30, 1814 -- May 3, 1882) Horace Maynard was a(n) teacher, lawyer, publican servant, minister, Postmaster General, and American politician. Maynard was born in Westboro, Worcester County, Massachusetts and moved to Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was a presidential elector on the Whig ticket and Republican ticket in 1852 and 1864, attorney general of Tennessee (1863-1865), delegate to the Southern Loyalist Convention at Philadelphia (1866), unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Tennessee (1874), Minister to Turkey (March 9, 1875 - May 1880), and was appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Hayes (June 2, 1880 - March 5, 1881). He was not elected as a Whig to the 33rd Congress in 1853. Maynard was elected as an American Party candidate, Opposition Party candidate, and Unionist in the 35th, 36th, and 37th Congresses respectively (March 4, 1857 - March 3, 1863). He was elected as a Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress and as a Republican to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd Congresses and was not reelected in 1874 (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1875). During his time on Congress he served as chairmen on the Committee on Banking and Currency (43rd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M000284]" Tennessee Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation) , Tennessee Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
David T. Patterson Visualize "(February 28, 1818 -- November 3, 1891) David Trotter Patterson was a(n) lawyer, manufacturer, judge, farmer, and American politician. He was born at Cedar Creek, Green County, Tennessee. David studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He served as a judge of the 1st circuit court of Tennessee (1854 -1863). Patterson was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, he presented his credentials (July 26, 1866), took the oath of office (July 28, 1866), and served July 28th, 1866 to March 3, 1869 after the Senate resolved a challenge to his credentials. Patterson was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=P000110]' Tennessee Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation)
William B. Stokes Visualize "(September 9, 1814 -- March 14, 1897) William Brickly Stokes was a(n) farmer, public servant, supervisor, soldier, lawyer, and American politician. Stokes was born in Chatham County, North Carolina and moved to Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1867. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1849 - 1852), State senate (1855 and 1856), and was a supervisor of internal revenue for Tennessee. He entered the Union Army (May 15, 1862) as a major of Tennessee Volunteers, was promoted to colonel and then major general until he was honorably discharged (March 10 , 1865). He was elected as an Opposition Party to the 36th Congress (March 4, March 3, 1861). Stokes was also elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the 39th and as a Republican to the 40th and 41st Congresses (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1871), was not elected to the 42nd Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000950]" Tennessee Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation) , Tennessee Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Nathaniel G. Taylor Visualize "(December 29, 1819 -- April 1, 1887) Nathaniel Green Taylor was a(n) lawyer, public servant, member of a relief association, commissioner of Indian Affairs, preacher, and American politician. Nathaniel was born in Happy Valley, Carter County, Tennessee. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He was a presidential elector on the Constitutional Union ticket of Bell and Everett in 1860, member of the relief association formed for the aid of war sufferers in East Tennessee, and was a Commissioner of Indian Affairs (March 26, 1867 - April 21, 1869). Taylor was elected as a Whig to the 33rd Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Brookins Campbell (March 30, 1854) and as a Unionist to the 39th Congress (July 24, 1866 - March 3, 1867). He was not reelected in 1854 and 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000095]" Tennessee Delegation (This negotiation)