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.

Peter G. Van Winkle

Quill platform ID: p4400.

(7 September, 1808 -- 15 April, 1872) Van Winkle was an American lawyer and politician. Born in New York City, Van Winkle studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. Van Winkle participated as a delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1850. As West Virginia was admitted as a State into the Union, Van Winkle was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of West Virginia Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, West Virginia Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, West Virginia Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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