United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Edmund G. Ross

"(December 7, 1826 -- May 8, 1907) Edmund Gibson Ross was a(n) printer, publisher, public servant, promoter/director of a railway, soldier, editor, governor, and American politician. Ross was born in Ashland County, Ohio and moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1856. He published the Topeka Tribune (1856-1858), established the Kansas State Record (1859), edited the Kansas Tribune (1865-1866), and published several newspapers (1871 - 1893). He helped lead the 'free state' movement, was member of the State constitutional convention (1859-1861), promoted and directed Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for governor (1880) and was appointed governor of the Territory of New Mexico by President Cleveland (1885 - 1889). Ross also served in the Union Army as a private (1862) and mustered out as a Major (1865). Edmund was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James Lane (July 19, 1866 - March 3, 1871) and was not successful for reelection. During his time on the Senate he was Chairman on the Committee on Enrolled Bills (40th Congress), on the Committee on Engrossed Bills (41st Congress), and whose vote against conviction in the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson (1868) was considered one of the the essential votes for his acquittal. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=R000445]"

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