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.

William B. Allison

Quill platform ID: p4441.

(2 March, 1829 -- 4 August, 1908) Allison was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Perry, Ohio, he was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced practice in Ashland, Ohio before moving to Iowa in 1857. Allison was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. Later, Allison was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1872; reelected in 1878, 1884, 1890, 1896, and again in 1902, and served from March 4, 1873 until his death on August 4, 1908. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Iowa Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Iowa Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Iowa Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Iowa Delegation—United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act.

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