United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.

Dwight Townsend

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(26 September, 1826 -- 29 October, 1899) Townsend was an American businessman and politician. Born in New York City, Townsend worked in the sugar industry. Townsend was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry G. Stebbins and served from December 5th, 1864 to March 3rd, 1865. Afterwards, Townsend was also elected to the Forty-second Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of New York Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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