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.

Wisconsin Delegation

This is one of the 41 delegations in the convention, accounting for 8 of 275 people who took part.

Members (8):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Amasa Cobb Visualize (27 September, 1823 -- 5 July, 1905) Cobb was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Crawford County, Ill., Cobb moved to Wisconsin in 1842. Cobb served in the Mexican War and during the Civil War was the colonel of the Fifth Wisconsin Infantry and the Forty-third Wisconsin Infantry. Cobb was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Wisconsin Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Wisconsin Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)
James R. Doolittle Visualize (3 January, 1815 -- 23 July, 1897) Doolittle was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Hampton, N.Y., Doolittle studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. Doolittle moved to Wisconsin in 1851 and afterwards was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in January 1857 and reelected in 1863. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Wisconsin Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Wisconsin Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Wisconsin Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles A. Eldredge Visualize (27 February, 1820 -- 26 October, 1896) Eldredge was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bridport, Vt., Eldredge studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. Eldredge moved to Wisconsin in 1848 and afterwards was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Wisconsin Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Wisconsin Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)
Timothy O. Howe Visualize (24 February, 1816 -- 25 March, 1883) Howe was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Androscoggin County, Maine, Howe studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Howe moved to Wisconsin in 1845 and afterwards in 1860, was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate. Howe was reelected in 1866 and 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Wisconsin Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Wisconsin Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act) , Wisconsin Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Wisconsin Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)
Walter D. McIndoe Visualize (30 March, 1819 -- 22 August, 1872) McIndoe was an Scottish American businessman and politician. Born in Dumbartonshire, Scotland, McIndoe immigrated to the United States in 1834 and engaged in business in New York, Charleston, and St. Louis. In 1845, McIndoe settled in Wisconsin and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Luther Hanchett. McIndoe was reelected 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] Wisconsin Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)
Halbert E. Paine Visualize "(February 4, 1826 -- April 14, 1905) Halbert Eleazer Paine was a(n) teacher, lawyer, soldier, general, commissioner of patents, and American politician. Paine was born in Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1857. Halbert studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He entered the Union Army (Mary 1861) as a colonel of the 4th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, promoted to the rank of brigadier general (March 13, 1863) and was brevetted major general March 13, 1865 and resigned on May 15, 1865. He was appointed Commissioner of Patents by President Grant (November 1, 1878 - May 7, 1880). Paine was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871), served as Chairman on the Committee on Militia (40th Congress), on the Committee on Election (41st Congress), and was not reelected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present, available at, https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=P000028]" Wisconsin Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)
Philetus Sawyer Visualize "(September 22, 1816 -- March 29, 1900) Philetus Sawyer was a(n) mayor, public servant, and American politician. Sawyer was born in Whiting, Rutland County, Vermont and moved to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin in 1847. He served in the Wisconsin Assembly (1857 and 1861) and was mayor of Oshkosh (1863-1864). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1875) and to the United Stated Senate in 1881, reelected in 1887 (March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1893) and was not reelected. During his time in Congress, he served as the Chairman on the Committee on Public Expenditures (42nd Congress), on the Committee on Pacific Railroads (43rd Congress), Chairman on the Committee on Railroads (48th and 49th Congresses), and on the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (50th-52nd Congresses). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present, available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000091]" Wisconsin Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)
Ithamar C. Sloan Visualize (9 May, 1822 -- 24 December, 1898) Sloan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Madison County, N.Y., Sloan studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. In 1854, Sloan moved to Wisconsin and 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] Wisconsin Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Wisconsin Delegation (This negotiation)