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.

M. Russell Thayer

Quill platform ID: p4560.

(27 January, 1819 -- 14 October, 1906) Thayer was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Petersburg, Va., Thayer moved with his father to Pennsylvania in 1837. Thayer studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842. Thayer was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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