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 Black Americans, including those who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

Benjamin M. Boyer

Quill platform ID: p8246.

"(January 22, 1823 -- August 16, 1887) Benjamin Markley Boyer was a lawyer, judge, and American politician. Boyer was born in Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1844. He was a deputy attorney general of Montgomery County (1848-1850) and was appointed judge of Montgomery County Court (1882 until his death 1887). Boyer was elected as a Democrat to the 39th and 40th Congress (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=B000723]"

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

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