United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

Fernando Wood

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(14 June, 1812 -- 14 February, 1881) Wood was an American businessman and politician. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Wood moved to New York City in his childhood. Wood was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress, failed reelection, and after holding various other public positions was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress. After another failed reelection, Wood was elected to the Fortieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served until his death. [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, New York Delegation—United States Nineteenth Amendment and Edmunds Tucker Act.

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