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.

Vermont Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 6 of 275 people who took part.

Members (6):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Portus Baxter Visualize (4 December, 1806 -- 4 March, 1868) Baxter was an American politician. Born in Orleans County, Vt., Baxter was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh, 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] Vermont Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Vermont Delegation (This negotiation) , Vermont Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
George F. Edmunds Visualize "(February 1, 1828 -- February 27, 1919) George Franklin Edmunds was a(n) public servant, lawyer, member of a electoral commission, and American politician. Edmunds was born in Richmond, Chittenden County, Vermont. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1849. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1854 - 1859), served as speaker for three years, State senate (1861 and 1862) and served as its presiding officer both years. He was also appointed as a member of the Electoral Commission to decide the contests in various states in the presidential election of 1876. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Solomon Foot, was reelected in 1868, 1874, 1880, 1886, and from April 3, 1866 to his resignation November 1, 1891. He served as President pro tempore of the Senate (47th and 48th Congresses), Chairman on the Republican Conference (49th-51st Congresses), on the Committee on Pensions (41st and 42nd Congresses), on the Committee on the Judiciary (42nd - 45th and 47th - 51st Congresses), on the Committee on Private Land Claims (46th Congress), and on the Committee on Foreign Relations (47th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present' available at, https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=E000056]" Vermont Delegation (This negotiation) , Vermont Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Solomon Foot Visualize (19 November, 1802 -- 28 March, 1866) Foot was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vt., Foot studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. In 1836, Foot participated in the State constitutional convention. Foot was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses and afterwards in 1850 to the United States Senate. Foot was reelected to the Senate as a Republican in 1856 and 1862 and served until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Vermont Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Vermont Delegation (This negotiation) , Vermont Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
Justin S. Morrill Visualize (14 April, 1810 -- 28 December, 1898) Morrill was an American businessman and politician. Born in Orange County, Vt., Morrill engaged in business and agriculture until he was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the five succeeding Congresses. Afterwards, Morrill was elected as a Union Republican to the United States Senate in 1866 and reelected as a Republican in 1872, 1878, 1884, 1890 and 1896. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Vermont Delegation (This negotiation) , Vermont Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Vermont Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Vermont Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Vermont Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
Luke P. Poland Visualize "(November 1, 1815 -- July 2, 1887) Luke Potter Poland was a teacher, lawyer, register of probate, public servant, judge, trustee of a University, and president of a bank, and American politician. Luke was born in Westford, Vermont. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in December 1836. He was a register of probate (1839-1840), prosecuting attorney of Lamoille County (1844 - 1845), judge of the supreme court of Vermont (1848 - 1860), and chief justice of the supreme court of Vermont (1860 - 1865). Luke was also a member of the State constitutional convention in 1843, a member of the Vermont house of representatives (1878), trustee of the University of Vermont and of State agricultural College, and was a president of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury for 20 years. Poland was appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jacob Collamer (November 21, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was elected to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, and 48th Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1875 and March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885). During his time on Congress he served as the Chairman on the Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business (40th Congress) and Committee on Revision of the Laws (40th, 41st, and 43rd Congresses), was not reelected. Vermont Delegation (This negotiation) , Vermont Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Frederick E. Woodbridge Visualize (19 August, 1818 -- 25 April, 1888) Woodbridge was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Born in Vergennes, Addison County, Vt., Woodbridge studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Woodbridge was a member of the State house of representatives (1849, 1857, and 1858) and the State senate (1860 and 1861). Woodbridge was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Vermont Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Vermont Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Vermont Delegation (This negotiation)