United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Lemuel J. Bowden

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(16 January, 1815 -- 2 January, 1864) Bowden was an American lawyer and politician. Born in James City County, Va., Bowden studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1838. Bowden participated as a delegate in the State constitutional conventions in 1849 and 1851. Bowden was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1862 and served until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Virginia Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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