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.

John W. Hunter

Quill platform ID: p8287.

"(October 15, 1807 -- April 16, 1900) John Ward Hunter was a clerk in a grocer story, clerk in a customhouse, assistant auditor of a customhouse, banker, mayor, and American politician. Hunter was born in Bedford, New York. He was a clerk in the United States customhouse at New York City (1831-1836), assistant auditor of the customhouse (1836-1865), and was the treasurer of the Dime Savings Bank in Brooklyn, New York. he was also a mayor of Brooklyn from 1875 to 1876. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Humphrey (December 4, 1866 - March 3, 1867). He was censured by the U.S. House of Representatives for use of unparliamentary language 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=H000984]"

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

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