United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

John Sherman

Quill platform ID: p4389.

(10 May, 1823 -- 22 October, 1900) Sherman was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Fairfield County, Ohio, Sherman studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. Sherman was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses. Immediately afterwards, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in order to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Salmon P. Chase. Sherman was reelected once in 1866 and again in 1872. Sherman was appointed Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Rutherford Hayes in March 1877. He served in that role until 1881 when he was again elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy of James A. Garfield, who had been elected President of the United States the year previous. Sherman was reelected in 1886 and additionally in 1892. After serving his terms in the Senate, Sherman was appointed Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President William McKinley. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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