United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65

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

William R. Morrison

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(24 September, 1824 -- 29 September, 1909) Morrison was an American lawyer, politician, and colonel. Born in Monroe County, Ill., Morrison was a soldier in the Mexican-American War. After returning to Illinois in 1851, Morrison studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1855. From 1852 to 1860 Morrison was a member of the State house of representatives, returning again in 1870. During the Civil War, Morrison was colonel of the Forty-ninth Regiment. While in still in command, Morrison was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-eighth Congress. Later, Morrison was elected to the Forty-third and six succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Illinois Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Illinois Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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