United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.

John S. Carlile

Quill platform ID: p4399.

(16 December, 1817 -- 24 October, 1878) Carlile was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Winchester, Va., Carlile studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Carlile participated as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1850 and was a member of the State senate from 1847 to 1851. Carlile was elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and afterwards participated as a delegate to the State secession convention in February 1861. Carlile was elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress, however, only served up and until he was elected as a Unionist to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Robert M.T. Hunter. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Virginia Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Virginia Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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