United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

William Johnston

Quill platform ID: p4543.

(1819 -- May 1, 1866) Johnston was an Irish American lawyer and politician. Born in Ireland, Johnston studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced from 1859 to 1863. Johnston was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress and did not succeed reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

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

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