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.
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"(August 26, 1825 -- August 9, 1904). Lawrence Strother Trimble was a lawyer, judge, president of a railroad company, and American politician. Trimble studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a judge of equity and criminal court of the first judicial circuit of Kentucky (1856 - 1860) and was president of the New Orleans & Ohio Railroad Company (1860-1865). Trimble was a member of the State house of representatives (1851 and 1852). Lawrence was an unsuccessful candidate for the 38th Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and was not reelected in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000375]"
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