United States Fifteenth Amendment

Joseph J. Gravely

"(September 25, 1828 -- April 28, 1872) Joseph Jackson Gravely was a(n) farmer, lieutenant governor, teacher, lawyer, public servant, soldier, and American politician. Joseph was born close to Leatherwood, Henry County, Virginia and moved to Missouri in 1854. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. Gravely was a member of the the Virginia state house of representatives (1853 and 1854), delegate to the Missouri state constitutional convention (1860), and served in the State senate (1862 and 1864). He served in the Union Army as colonel of the 8th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Cavalry and was lieutenant governor of Missouri (1871 and 1872). Joseph was elected as a Republican to the 40th Congress (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1869). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=G000389]"

Member of Missouri Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment [this display].

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