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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"(August 14, 1815 -- January 16, 1890) Sidney Tracy Holmes was a teacher, civil engineer, lawyer, loan commissioner, judge, and American politician. Holmes was born in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer County, New York. He was a civil engineer on the Chenango and Black River Canals for five years. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. Holmes was a loan commissioner for Madison County (1848 - 1851), and judge and surrogate for Madison County (1851 - 1864). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867), was not 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=H000742]"
Member of New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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