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 A. Darling

Quill platform ID: p8277.

"(December 27, 1817 -- May 26, 1895) William Augustus Darling was a clerk, grocer, director of an association, officer, president of a railroad and a bank, collector, appraiser, and American politician. Darling was born in Newark, New Jersey and moved to New York City. William was a director of the Mercantile Library Association, served 11 years as a private and officer in the New York National Guard, deputy receiver of taxes for New York City (1847-1854), and president of the 3rd Avenue Railroad (1854 - 1865) and Murray Hill Bank. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York City in 1866 and served as a collector of internal revenue for the 9th district of New York (April 26, 1869 - April 17, 1871) and was an appraiser (April 18, 1871 - April 1, 1876). Darling was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress ( March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected to the 40th Congress [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=D000055]"

Member of New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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