United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Frederick T. Frelinghuysen

"(August 4, 1817 -- May 20, 1885) Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen was a(n) lawyer, member of a city council, trustee of a college, public servant, secretary of state, and American politician. He was born in Millstone, New Jersey. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1839. Frederick was a city attorney of Newark (1849), member of the city council (1850), trustee of Rutgers College (1851 -1885), member of the peace convention of 1861 in Washington D.C. to devise a means to prevent the impending war, attorney general of New Jersey (1861 - 1866). He was also appointed as a United States Minister to England by President Grant (July 1870) but declined, appointed a member of the Electoral Commission (1877) to decide contests in various States in the presidential election, and appointed Secretary of State by President Arthur (1881 -1885). Frelinghuysen was appointed and elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by the death of William Wright (November 12, 1866 - March 3, 1869). He was also elected again the the United States Senate (March 4, 1871 - March 3, 1877) and was not reelected. He was not reelected in 1868. During his time on the Senate, He served as chairman on the Committee on Agriculture (42nd -44th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=F000369]"

Member of New Jersey Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 [this display], New Jersey Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment .

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