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.

Ebon C. Ingersoll

Quill platform ID: p4418.

(12 December, 1831 -- 31 May, 1879) Ingersoll was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Dresden, Yates County, N.Y., Ingersoll moved into Wisconsin Territory in 1843 and subsequently to Illinois. Ingersoll was admitted to the bar in 1854 and began practice. Ingersoll was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill a vacancy left by Owen Lovejoy after his death. Ingersoll was reelected to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth, and Forty-first Congresses and served from May 20, 1864 to March 3, 1871. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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