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.

James Humphrey

Quill platform ID: p8286.

"(October 9, 1811 -- June 16, 1866) James Humphrey was a lawyer and American politician. Humphrey was born in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut and moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1838. Humphrey was elected as a Republican to the 36th and 39th Congresses (March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861 and March 4, 1865 to his death, June 16, 1866), where he served as chairman on the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy (39th Congress). He was not a successful candidate for reelection in the 37th and 38th Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=H000954]"

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

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