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.
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"(December 20, 1818 -- October 1, 1873) John Hanson Farquhar was an engineer, lawyer, soldier, banker, and American politician. Farquhar was born in Union Bridge, Carrol County, Maryland and moved to Richmond, Indiana in 1833. He was an assistant engineer on the White River Canal (1840). He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was a secretary of the State senate in 1842 and 1843. He was chief clerk of the State of representatives in 1844. Farquhar served as a captain in the 19th infantry of the Regular Army in the Civil War. He was also appointed as secretary of state by Governor Conrad Baker. John was elected as a republican to the 39th Congress from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1867 and was not a successful candidate for renomination in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=F000026]"
Member of Indiana Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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