United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.

John B. Henderson

Quill platform ID: p4379.

(16 November, 1826 -- 12 April, 1913) Henderson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., Henderson moved with his parents to Missouri and studied on his own while a farm hand, passing the bar in 1844. Henderson was a member of the State house of representatives and was appointed and subsequently elected to the United States Senate as a Unionist to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Trusten Polk. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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