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.

Glenni W. Scofield

Quill platform ID: p4574.

(11 March, 1817 -- 30 August, 1891) Scofield was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., Scofield studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1842, afterwards commencing practice in Pennsylvania. Scofield was a member of the State house of representatives from 1849 to 1851 and the State senate from 1857 to 1859. Scofield was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the five succeeding 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 Fifteenth Amendment, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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