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.

Henry C. Deming

Quill platform ID: p4407.

(23 May, 1815 -- 8 October, 1872) Deming was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Colchester, New London County, Conn., Deming graduated Harvard Law School in 1939 and was admitted to the bar in the same year. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1849, 1850, and 1859-1861, a member of the State senate in 1851 and the mayor of Hartford, Conn., 1854-1858 and 1860-1862. Deming entered the Union Army in September 1861 as colonel of the Twelfth Regiment and resigned in 1863 after being the mayor of New Orleans under martial law. Deming was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1863 to March 3, 1867. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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