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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"(March 9, 1832 -- December 16, 1917) George Robert Latham was a(n) lawyer, superintendent, soldier, public servant, consul, supervisor, farmer, and American politician. Latham was born near Haymarket, Prince William County, Virginia. George studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1859. He was a delegate to the convention at Wheeling for the formation of West Virginia, as the United States consul at Melbourne, Australia (1867 - 1870), school superintendent of Upshur County (1875 - 1877), and supervisor of the census for the first census division of Wester Virginia. He also served in the Union Army as captain of Company B, Second Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry and later colonel of Volunteers. Latham was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the 39th Congress (Marche 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present, available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=L000107]"
Member of West Virginia Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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