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.

Richard Yates

Quill platform ID: p8193.

"(January 18, 1815 -- November 1873) Richard Yates was a lawyer, governor, and American politician. He was born in Warsaw, Gallatin County, Kentucky and moved to Illinois in 1831. Yates studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1842-1845, 1848-1849). He was the governor of Illinois from 1861 to 1865 and was appointed as a United States Commissioner ,by President Ulysses Grant, to inspect a land subsidy railroad. Yates was elected as a Whig to the 32nd and 33rd Congresses (March 4, 1851 - March 3, 1855), and did not get reelected in 1854. He was not a successful candidate for election to the United States senate in 1863. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871) and served on the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (39th and 41st Congresses) and committee on territories (40th congress). He was not a candidate for reelection. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=Y000012]"

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

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