An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
Quill platform ID: p4580.
(2 November, 1818 -- 4 November, 1875) Jenckes was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cumberland, R.I., Jenckes studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. Jenckes was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Rhode Island Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Rhode Island Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Rhode Island Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.
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