An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(21 September, 1827 -- 10 August, 1880) Shannon was an American politician and businessman. He was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. and moved to California in 1849 where he engaged in mercantile pursuits. Shannon was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4th, 1863 to March 3rd, 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of California Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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