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.

West Virginia Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 275 people who took part.

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Chester D. Hubbard Visualize "(November 25, 1814 -- August 23, 1891) Chester Dorman Hubbard was a(n) manufacturer of iron and lumber, public servant, and American politician. Hubbard was born in Hamden, Middlesex County, Connecticut and moved to Wheeling, Virginia in 1819. He was a member of the Virginia house of delegates (1852 and 1853), was delegate to the Virginia convention in Richmond in 1861 and opposed secession, delegate to West Virginia convention in Wheeling (1861), and delegate to the Republican National Convention (1864 and 1880). He also served in the senate of West Virginia (1863 and 1864). Hubbard was elected as a Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress and reelected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869). During his time on Congress, he served as the Chairmen on Committee on Expenditure in the department of the Interior (40th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000879]" West Virginia Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
George R. Latham Visualize "(March 9, 1832 -- December 16, 1917) George Robert Latham was a(n) lawyer, superintendent, soldier, public servant, consul, supervisor, farmer, and American politician. Latham was born near Haymarket, Prince William County, Virginia. George studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He was a delegate to the convention at Wheeling for the formation of West Virginia, as the United States consul at Melbourne, Australia (1867 - 1870), school superintendent of Upshur County (1875 - 1877), and supervisor of the census for the first census division of Wester Virginia. He also served in the Union Army as captain of Company B, Second Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry and later colonel of Volunteers. Latham was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress (Marche 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present, available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=L000107]" West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
Peter G. Van Winkle Visualize (7 September, 1808 -- 15 April, 1872) Van Winkle was an American lawyer and politician. Born in New York City, Van Winkle studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Van Winkle participated as a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1850. As West Virginia was admitted as a State into the Union, Van Winkle was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] West Virginia Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , West Virginia Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
Kellian Whaley Visualize (6 May, 1821 -- 20 May, 1876) Whaley was an American businessman and politician. Born in Utica, N.Y., Whaley was elected as a Unionist from Virginia to the Thirty-seventh Congress. Whaley was elected as an Unconditional Unionist from West Virginia to the Thirty-eighth and to the succeeding Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Virginia Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , West Virginia Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation)
Waitman T. Willey Visualize (18 October, 1811 -- 2 May, 1900) Willey was an American lawyer and politician representing both Virginia and West Virginia. Born in Monongalia County, Va., Willey studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Willey participated in the Virginia State constitutional convention of 1850 and 1851 and later participated as a delegate to West Virginia's State constitutional convention. Afterwards, Willey was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate from Virginia to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of James M. Mason. After West Virginia was admitted into the union, Willey was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate representing West Virginia in 1862 and was reelected in 1865 as a Republican. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Virginia Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , West Virginia Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , West Virginia Delegation (This negotiation) , West Virginia Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)