Indiana Delegation

This is one of the 45 delegations in the convention, accounting for 22 of 449 people who took part.

Members (22):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Jesse D. Bright Visualize (18 December, 1812 -- 20 May, 1875) Bright was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Norwich, New York, Bright moved to Indiana in 1820 eventually studying law being admitted to the bar in 1831. Bright served many roles in local government: Judge of probate court of Jefferson County (1834), Marshal for the District of Indiana (1840), State Senator (1841-1843), and Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (1843-1845). Bright was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1845, was reelected in 1850 and 1856, serving from March 4th, 1845 to February 5th, 1862. In 1862, Bright was expelled from the Senate for support of the rebellion. After failing to be reelected (for the vacant seat opened by his expulsion), Bright moved to Kentucky and served in local government before moving again to Maryland. Bright died in Baltimore in 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Charles Case Visualize (21 December, 1817 -- 30 June, 1883) Case was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Austinburg, Ohio, Case studied law and was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Case was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Fifth Congress, filling a vacancy caused by the death of Samuel Brenton. Case was reelected to the Thirty-Sixth Congress serving from December 7, 1857 to March 3, 1861. After an unsuccessful attempt at reelection, Case served as first lieutenant of the Fourty-fourth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Later, Case served as a major for the Third Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. Case resumed the practice of law in Washington D.C. after the war, dying in Washington County, Iowa in 1883. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Schuyler Colfax Visualize (23 March, 1823 -- 13 January, 1885) Colfax was an American politician and was Vice President of the United States from 1869 to 1873. Born in New York City, Colfax moved to Indiana in 1836. Colfax was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the Thirty-second Congress, however, was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses. Within the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses, Colfax was the Speaker of the House of Representatives. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
James A. Cravens Visualize (4 November, 1818 -- 20 June, 1893) Cravens was an American soldier and politician. Born in Rockingham County, Va., Cravens moved to Indiana in 1820. Cravens served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1848 and 1849 and served in the State senate 1850-1853. Cravens was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses serving from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
John G. Davis Visualize (10 October, 1810 --18 January, 1866) Davis was an American businessman and politician. Born in Fleming County, Kentucky, Davis moved to Indiana in 1819 and served in various public service roles such as Sheriff of Parke County (1830-1833) and Clerk of the county court (1833-1850). Davis was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-Second and Thirty-Third Congresses and after failed reelection returned to Congress as a Democrat in the Thirty-Fifth Congress and as a Anti-Lecompton Democrat in the Thirty-Sixth Congress. Afterwards, Davis engaged in the dry-goods business until his death in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
W. McKee Dunn Visualize (12 December, 1814 -- 24 July, 1887) Dunn was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier. Born in Jefferson County, Territory of Indiana, Dunn studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. Dunn served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1848 and as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850. Dunn was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Sixth and Thirty-Seventh Congresses serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1863. After an unsuccessful attempt at reelection, Dunn served in the Union army as a volunteer aide-de-camp to General McClellan (1861) and as a judge advocate of Volunteers (1863-1864). Dunn was appointed lieutenant colonel and Assistant Judge Advocate General of the United States Army on June 2, 1864 and as brigadier general and Judge Advocate General on December 1, 1875. After retiring in 1881, Dunn died in his summer residence in 1887. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
William H. English Visualize (27 August, 1822 -- 7 February 1896) English was an American lawyer, politician and writer. Born in Lexington, Indiana, English studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. English served as principle clerk for the State House of Representatives in 1843 and as clerk for the United States Treasury Department from 1844 to 1848. English subsequently served as secretary of the Indiana State Constitutional Convention in 1850 and as Speaker for the State House of Representatives (1851-1852). English was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-Third and three succeeding Congresses serving from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1861. Afterwards, English served as Regent of the Smithsonian Institution, had an unsuccessful attempt to run for Vice President on the Democratic ticket (1880), and authored several books. English died in his home in Indianapolis in 1896. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Graham N. Fitch Visualize (5 December, 1809 -- 29 November, 1892) Fitch was an American doctor, politician, and soldier. Born in LeRoy, New York, Fitch studied medicine and began practice in Indiana. Fitch served as a member of the State House of Representatives (1836, 1839) and as a Professor of anatomy at Rush Medical College (1844-1848). Fitch was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-First and Thirty-Second Congresses, serving from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1853. Fitch resumed the practice of medicine until he was elected to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1861. Afterwards, during the Civil War, Fitch served as colonel of the Forty-sixth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. After resigning due to injuries incurred in battle, Fitch resumed the practice of medicine until his death in Logansport, Indiana. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
William S. Holman Visualize (6 September, 1822 -- 22 April, 1897) Holman was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. Holman was born in Aurora, Dearborn County, Ind.. Holman was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1850 and a member of the State house of representatives in 1851 and 1852. Holman was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh, and Thirty-eighth Congresses and was additionally elected to the Fortieth and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
George W. Julian Visualize (5 May, 1817 -- 7 July, 1899) Julian was an American lawyer and politician. Julian was born in Centerville, Wayne County, Ind. and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Julian was a member of the State house of representatives in 1845. Julian was elected as a Free-Soiler to the Thirty-first Congress. Later, Julian was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
David Kilgore Visualize (3 April, 1804 -- 22 January, 1879) Kilgore was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Harrison County, Kentucky, Kilgore studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1830, commencing practice in Yorktown, Indiana. Kilgore served in the State House of Representatives from 1833 to 1836, then from 1838 to 1839, and in 1855 when he served as speaker. Kilgore also served as president Judge of Yorktown circuit from 1839 to 1846. Kilgore was also a delegate for the State constitutional convention in 1850. Kilgore was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Congresses serving from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861. Afterwards, Kilgore served as a delegate to the Union National Convention in 1866. Kilgore died in Yorktown in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Henry S. Lane Visualize (24 February, 1811 -- 18 June, 1881) Lane was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Sharpsburg, Ky., Lane was admitted to the bar in Mount Sterling, Ky. in 1832 and began practice in Crawfordsville, Indiana in 1834. Lane was a member of the State senate in 1837 and the State house of representatives from 1838 to 1839. Lane was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Tilghman A. Howard. Lane was reelected to the Twenty-seventh Congress and served from August 3, 1840 to March 3, 1843. Lane was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)
John Law Visualize (28 October, 1796 -- 7 October, 1873) Law was an American lawyer, author, Judge and politician. Born in New London, Conn., Law was admitted to the bar in 1817 and began practice in Vincennes, Indiana. Law was a member of the State house of representatives in 1824 and 1825 and judge of the seventh judicial circuit in 1830 and 1831. Law was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65)
William Mitchell Visualize (19 January, 1807 -- 11 September, 1865) Mitchell was an American lawyer, businessman, and politician. Born in Root, New York, Mitchell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836. After moving to Indiana, Mitchell practiced law and was appointed first postmaster of Kendallville in December 1836, serving until 1846. Mitchell also served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1841. Mitchell was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Seventh Congress serving from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863. After failing to successfully become reelected to the Thirty-Eighth Congress, Mitchell entered the cotton business. Mitchell died in Macon, Georgia in 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
William E. Niblack Visualize (May 19, 1822 -- May 7, 1893) William Ellis Niblack was a lawyer, surveyor, judge, and American politician. Niblack was born in Dubois County, Indiana. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He was the surveyor of Dubois County. He served as a member of the state house of representatives in 1849, 1850, 1862, and 1863. and was also a member of the state senate from 1850 - 1853. He was a judge for the circuit court of the third judicial district (January 1854 - October 1859) when he resigned. William served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864, 1868, and 1876. He was also a judge of the supreme court of Indiana from 1877 to 1889. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress to fill a vacancy caused by the death of James Lockhart. He was re-elected to the 36th Congress (December 7, 1857 - March 3, 1861). Niblack was not reelected in 1860. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1875) and was not reelected in 1874. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
John U. Pettit Visualize (11 September, 1820 -- 21 March, 1881) Pettit was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fabius, New York, Pettit studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. After commencing practice in Indiana, Pettit served as American consul to Maranham, Brazil (1850-1853). Pettit was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-Fourth Congress, later reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Congresses serving from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1861. Pettit served as speaker of the State House of Representatives in 1865 and as Judge of the Twenty-Seventh judicial district of Indiana from 1872 to 1880. Pettit died in 1881 in Wabash, Indiana. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Albert G. Porter Visualize (20 April, 1824 -- 3 May, 1897) Porter was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Porter studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. Porter served as Indianapolis City Attorney from 1851 to 1853, reporter of the Indiana Supreme Court from 1853 to 1857, and member of the city council from 1857 to 1859. Porter was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Sixth and Thirty-Seventh Congresses serving from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1863. Porter then returned to the practice of law before being appointed First Comptroller of the Treasury from 1878 to 1880. Porter was Governor of Indiana from 1881 to 1885. Subsequently, Porter participated as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888 and served as United States Minister to Italy from 1889 to 1892. Porter died in Indianapolis in 1897. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
John P. C. Shanks Visualize "'(June 17, 1826 -- January 23, 1901) John Peter Cleaver Shanks was a(n) lawyer, public servant, soldier, and American politician. Shanks was born in Martinsburg, Virginia and moved to Portland, Indiana in 1849. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. John served as a prosecuting attorney of Jay County (1850 & 1851) and member of the State house of representatives (1855 & 1879). John also served in the Union Army as a colonel and aide to camp. He was elected as a Republican to the 37th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1863 & March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1875) and was reelected in the 38th and 44th Congresses. During his time in Congress, he served as chairman on the Committee on Militia (41st Congress) and on the Committee on Indian Affairs (42nd Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000284]" Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment)
Daniel W. Voorhees Visualize (26 September, 1827 -- 10 April, 1897) Voorhees was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio, Voorhees moved with his parents to Indiana. Voorhees was admitted to the bar in 1851 and commenced practice in Covington, Indiana. Voorhees was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses, presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Thirty-ninth Congress, and served from March 4, 1865 to February 23, 1866, when he was succeeded by Henry D. Washburn, who contested the election. Voorhees was elected to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses serving from March 4, 1869 to March 3, 1873. Voorhees was then appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy brought by the death of Oliver H. P. T. Morton. Voorhees was reelected in 1885 and again in 1891. Voorhees served from November 6, 1877 to March 3, 1897. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Indiana Delegation (United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act)
Albert S. White Visualize (24 October, 1803 -- 4 September, 1864) White was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Orange County, New York, White studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1825. After moving to Indiana, White served as assistant clerk to the State Houe of Representatives (1830-1831) and as clerk (1832-1835). After an unsuccessful attempt to run for the Twenty-Third Congress, White was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-Fifth Congress serving from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1839. White was declined as a candidate to reelection. Later, White was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate serving from March 4, 1839 to March 3, 1845. White moved to Indiana to practice law before being elected once again to the Thirty-Seventh Congress as a Republican serving from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863. Afterwards, White was appointed by President Lincoln as a commissioner to adjust the claims of citizens of Minnesota and Dakota against the government for Indian depredations. Subsequently, White was appointed Judge of the United States Court for the District of Indiana in 1864, serving in the role until his death in 1864. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
James Wilson Visualize (9 April, 1825 -- 8 August, 1867) Wilson was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Wilson studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. Wilson served in the Mexican American War from 1846 to 1847 and was appointed Captain of Volunteers in the Civil War. Wilson was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-Fifth and Thirty-Sixth Congresses serving from March 4, 1857 to March 3, 1861. Subsequently, Wilson served as Minister to Venezuela from 1866 until his death in Caracas, Venezuela in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)
Joseph A. Wright Visualize (17 April, 1810 -- 11 May, 1867) Wright was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Washington, Pennsylvania, Wright moved with his family to Indiana in 1820. Wright studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1829. Wright served as a member of the State House of Representatives in 1833 and 1836, subsequently serving in the State Senate in 1840. Wright was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-Eighth Congress but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. Wright served as Governor of Indiana from 1849 to 1857. Afterwards, Wright was appointed by President Buchanan as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia from 1857 to 1861. Wright was then elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate in order to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Jesse D. Bright. Wright did not serve another term, but was appointed United States commissioner to the Hamburg Exhibition in 1863. Wright was reappointed to the position of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Prussia in 1865, serving the role until his death in Berlin in 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Indiana Delegation (This negotiation)