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.

William E. Niblack

Quill platform ID: p8198.

(May 19, 1822 -- May 7, 1893) William Ellis Niblack was a lawyer, surveyor, judge, and American politician. Niblack was born in Dubois County, Indiana. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. He was the surveyor of Dubois County. He served as a member of the state house of representatives in 1849, 1850, 1862, and 1863. and was also a member of the state senate from 1850 - 1853. He was a judge for the circuit court of the third judicial district (January 1854 - October 1859) when he resigned. William served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1864, 1868, and 1876. He was also a judge of the supreme court of Indiana from 1877 to 1889. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress to fill a vacancy caused by the death of James Lockhart. He was re-elected to the 36th Congress (December 7, 1857 - March 3, 1861). Niblack was not reelected in 1860. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1875) and was not reelected in 1874. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Indiana Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Indiana Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Indiana Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Indiana Delgation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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