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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"(January 24, 1820 -- June 18, 1869) Henry Jarvis Raymond was a journalist, lieutenant govenror, public servant, and American politician. Raymond was born in Lima, Livingston County, New York. He wrote for the New York Tribune (1841 - 1848), Courier and Enquirer (1848 - 1850) and Harper's Magazine (1850). He established the New York Times in 1851. Raymond was a member of the state assembly (1850, 1851, and 1862) and was speaker in 1851. He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852, Lieutenant Governor in 1854 (declined renomination), and delegate to the Republican National Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not reelected in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000084]"
Member of New York Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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