An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
Quill platform ID: p4525.
(14 January, 1816 -- 7 September, 1892) Kernan was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Schuyler County, N.Y., Kernan studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Kernan was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and did not achieve reelection. Afterwards, Kernan participated as a member of the State constitutional convention in 1867 and 1868. Kernan was then elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate serving from March 4th, 1875 to March 3rd, 1881. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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