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.

Benjamin Eggleston

Quill platform ID: p8236.

"(January 3, 1819 -- February 9, 1888) Benjamin Eggleston was a owner of boats, businessman, public servant, and American politician. Benjamin was born in Corinth, Saratoga County, New York and moved to Hocking County, Ohio in 1831. Eggleston was a presiding officer of the City Council of Cincinnati and a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. He was a member of the State senate (1862-1865, 1880 and 1881). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869) and was not reelected in 1868. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=E000090]"

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

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