An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(25 December, 1812 -- 3 August, 1875) Norton was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bennington, Vt., Norton moved to Illinois in 1835. In 1840, Norton was admitted to the bar and began practice in Joliet, Illinois. Norton was a member of the constitutional convention in 1847 and was a member of the State house of representatives from 1851 to 1852. Norton was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress, as an Opposition Party member to the Thirty-fourth Congress, and as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress. [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 Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.
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