Delaware Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 4 of 449 people who took part.

Members (4):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
James A. Bayard Visualize (15 November, 1799 -- 13 June, 1880) Bayard was an American lawyer and politician. He was born in Wilimington, Del. and served as Delaware district attorney 1838-1843. Bayard was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1851 and reelected in 1858 and 1863, serving from March 4, 1851 to January 29, 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)
George P. Fisher Visualize (13 October, 1817 -- 10 February, 1899) Fisher was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sussex County, Del., Fisher studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Fisher served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1843 and 1844, as secretary of state in 1846, and Confidential Clerk to Secretary Clayton in the Department of State at Washington in 1849. Later, Fisher served as commissioner to adjudicate claims against Brazil from 1850 to 1852 and was the Attorney General of Delaware from 1857 to 1860. Fisher was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress and served from March 4th, 1861 to March 3rd, 1863. After an unsuccessful candidacy for the Thirty-eighth Congress, Fisher was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. After resigning, Fisher was appointed District Attorney for the District of Columbia and served until 1875. Fisher served as First Auditor of the Treasury Department from 1893 until his death in 1899. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)
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 (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Delaware Delegation (This negotiation) , Delaware Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
William G. Whiteley Visualize (7 August, 1819 -- 31 March, 1884) Whiteley was an American lawyer and politician. Born near Newark, Del., Whiteley studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Whiteley served as prothonotary of New Castle County from 1852 to 1856. Whiteley was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4th, 1857 to March 3rd, 1861. After returning to the role of prothonotary of New Castle County from 1862 to 1867, Whiteley served as Mayor of Wilmington, Del. from 1875 to 1878. Whiteley held various public service roles, including associate judge of the Superior court of Delaware from 1884 until his death in 1886. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Delaware Delegation (This negotiation)