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.

Thomas N. Stilwell

Quill platform ID: p8199.

"(August 29, 1830 -- January 14, 1874) Thomas Neel Stilwell was a lawyer, soldier, minister resident, president of a bank, and American politician. Thomas was born in Stilwell, Ohio and moved to Anderson, Indiana in 1852. Stillwell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He was a member of the state house of representatives in 1856. He also served in the Union Army in the Civil War. Stilwell was a Minister Resident to Venezuela (1867 and 1868) and was president of the first National Bank of Anderson Indian until his death, as a result of a gunshot wound. Stilwell was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1867, and was not re-elected in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000926]"

Member of Indiana Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.

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