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 African Americans and slaves who had been emancipated by the thirteenth amendment.

Jehu Baker

Quill platform ID: p8183.

"(November 4, 1822 -- March 1, 1901) Jehu Baker was a lawyer, and American politician. Jehu baker was born near Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky and moved to Lebanon, Illinois in 1829. Jehu studied law at the McKendree College at Lebanon and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He was the master in chancery of St. Clair County (1861-1865). Baker was also a United States Minister to Venezuela and a Minister Resident and Consul General. Baker was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1869 where he was on the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (39th) and Committee on Education and Labor (40th). He was elected again as a Republican to the 50th Congress from March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1889. Was not reelected in 1888 to the 51st Congress. Elected as a Democrat to the 55th congress from March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1899. He declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1898 to the 56th Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774- Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000066]"

Member of Illinois Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Illinois Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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