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.
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(22 April, 1817 -- 16 December, 1882) Orth was an American lawyer and politician. Orth was born in Lebanon, Pa.. Orth was admitted to the bar in 1839 and began practice in LaFayette, Indiana. Orth was a member of the State senate from 1843 to 1848, serving one year as president. Orth was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses and later was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Indiana Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Indiana Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Indiana Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.
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