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.

William M. Stewart

Quill platform ID: p8224.

"(August 9, 1827 -- April 23, 1909) William Morris Stewart was a math teacher, gold miner, lawyer, public servant, and American Politician. Stewart was born in Galen, Wayne County, New York and moved to California and then Virginia City, Nevada in 1860. Stewart studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He was a district attorney (1852), attorney general of California (1854), and was involved in early mining litigation and in the development of the Comstock lode. He was a member of the territorial council in 1861 and a member of the State constitutional convention in 1863. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1864 and was reelected in 1869 (February 1865 - March 3, 1875), where he was chairman on the Committee on Pacific Railroads (42nd Congress) and on the Committee on Railroads (43rd congress). He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1887 and was reelected as a Silver Republican in 1893 and 1899. He served from March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1905, where he was chairman on the Committee on Mines and Mining (50th-56th Congresses) and on the Committee on Indian Affairs (57th and 58th Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1905. [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000922]"

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

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