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.

Samuel McKee

Quill platform ID: p8204.

"(November 5, 1833 -- December 11, 1898) Samuel McKee was a lawyer, soldier, pension agent, and American politician. McKee was born near Mountain Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky. Samuel studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1858. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a captain of the 14th Regiment and in the Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry. He was a delegate to the Sothern Loyalty Convention at Philadelphia in 1866 and was a pension agent in Louisville (1869-1871). McKee was elected as a Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and successfully contested as a Republican the election of John D. Young to the 40th Congress (June 22, 1868 - March 3, 1869). He was not a candidate for renomination. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present'. available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M000497]"

Member of Kentucky Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Kentucky Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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