United States Fifteenth Amendment

John B. Henderson

(16 November, 1826 -- 12 April, 1913) Henderson was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Pittsylvania County, Va., Henderson moved with his parents to Missouri and studied on his own while a farm hand, passing the bar in 1844. Henderson was a member of the State house of representatives and was appointed and subsequently elected to the United States Senate as a Unionist to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Trusten Polk. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Missouri Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 , Missouri Delegation - The Road to Civil War , Missouri Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 , Missouri Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment [this display].

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