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.

Stephen F. Wilson

Quill platform ID: p8252.

"(September 4, 1821 -- March 30, 1897) Stephen Fowler Wilson was a(n) lawyer, public servant, judge, and American politician. Wilson was born in Columbia, Pennsylvania. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He held several local offices, was a member of the State senate (1863 - 1865), and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. He was appointed as an additional judge of the 4th district of Pennsylvania to fill a vacancy (1871), elected additional judge and served ten years, appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of New Mexico by President Arthur (October 16, 1884), and president judge of the fourth judicial district of Pennsylvania (1887 - 1889). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000613]"

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

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