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.

Samuel C. Pomeroy

Quill platform ID: p4366.

(3 January, 1816 -- 27 August, 1891) Pomeroy was an American businessman and lawyer. He was born in Southampton, Mass., and moved to Kansas in 1854. Upon the admission of Kansas as a State into the Union, Pomeroy was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and was reelected in 1867 and served from April 4, 1861 to March 3, 1873. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Kansas Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Kansas Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Kansas Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Kansas Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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