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 E. Dodge

Quill platform ID: p8278.

"(September 4, 1805 -- February 9, 1883) William Earle Dodge was a clerk, businessman, and American politician. Dodge was born in Hartford, Connecticut and moved to New York City in 1818. Dodge established the house of Phelps, Dodge & Company and was its head for 40 years. He was a delegate to the peace convention of 1861, in Washington D.C. in an effort to come up with a peaceful alternative to the Civil War. William successfully contested as a Republican the election of James Brooks to the 39th Congress (April 7, 1866 - March 3, 1867) declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=D000397]"

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

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