United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

An amendment to the Constitution of the United States that granted citizenship and equal rights, both civil and legal, to Black Americans, including those who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

Ephraim R. Eckley

Quill platform ID: p4552.

(9 December, 1811 -- 27 March, 1808) Eckley was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Jefferson County, Ohio, Eckley studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836. Eckley served as a member of the State senate 1843 to 1846, 1849, and 1850, and the State house of representatives from 1853 to 1857. During the Civil War, Eckley served as a Colonel for the Twenty-sixth Regiment. Eckley was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Ohio Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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