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.

Leonard Myers

Quill platform ID: p4558.

(13 November, 1827 -- 11 February, 1905) Myers was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician. Born in Bucks County, Pa., Myers studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. During the Civil War, Myers was major of the Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia. Myers was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses and successfully contested a seat into the Forty-first Congress. Afterwards he was reelected into the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Pennsylvania Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875, Pennsylvania Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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