Delaware Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 4 of 329 people who took part.

Members (4):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
James A. Bayard Visualize "(November 15, 1799 -- June 13, 1880) Bayard was a(n) lawyer, public servant, and American politician. Bayard was born in Wilmington, Delaware. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He served as a United States district attorney for Delaware (1838 -1843). Bayard was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1851 and was reelected in 1857 (March 4, 1851 - January 29, 1864), when he resigned. He was appointed in 1867 to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy by the death of George Read Riddle and was reelected as a Democrat (April 5, 1867 - March 3, 1869). During his time in Congress, he served as chairmen on the Committee on Engrossed Bills (32nd Congress), Committee on Post Offices and Post Roads (36th Congress), on the Committee on Public Buildings (33rd and 34th Congresses), on the Committee on Judiciary (35th and 36th Congresses) and on the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (35th congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000248]" Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)
John A. Nicholson Visualize "(November 17, 1827 - November 4, 1906). John Nicholson was a lawyer, superintendent, brigadier general, and American politician. John was born in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, November 17, 1827. He was a superintendent of free schools for Kent County (1851). He studied law in Dover, Delaware and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He was a brigadier general of militia in Kent County in 1861. Nicholson was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th Congresses from March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869, was not renominated in 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=N000099]" Delaware Delegation (This negotiation) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
George R. Riddle Visualize (1817 -- 29 March, 1867) Riddle was an American engineer, lawyer, and politician. Born in New Castle, Del. and admitted to the bar in 1848, Riddle was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses and served from March 4th, 1851 to March 3rd, 1855. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (This negotiation) , Delaware Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
Willard Saulsbury Visualize (2 June, 1820 -- 6 April, 1892) Saulsbury was an American lawyer and politician. Saulsbury was born in Mispillion Hundred, Kent Country, Del.. After admittance to the bar, Saulsbury practiced in Georgetown, Delaware and became the Delaware attorney general from 1850-1855. Saulsbury was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1858 and was reelected in 1864, serving from March 4th, 1859 to March 3rd, 1871. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (This negotiation) , Delaware Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Delaware Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)