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.

Addison H. Laflin

Quill platform ID: p8290.

"(October 24, 1823 -- September 24, 1878) Addison Henry Laflin was a paper maker, public servant, naval officer, and American politician. Laflin was born in Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts and moved to Herkimer County, New York in 1849. He was a member of the state senate in 1858 and 1859 and was appointed by President Grant to be a naval officer at the port of New York (April 3, 1871 - 1877) when he resigned. Laflin was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and was not a candidate for renomination. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=L000017]"

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

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