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.

Gilman Marston

Quill platform ID: p8226.

"(August 20, 1811 -- July 3, 1890) Gilman Marston was a lawyer, public servant, soldier, and American politician. Marston was born in Oxford, New Hampshire. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1845-1849, 1872, 1873, 1876-1878), delegate to the State constitutional convention of 1850 and 1876, and turned down a governorship of the Idaho Territory in 1870. Marston served in the Union Army during the Civil War and resigned his commission as brigadier general in 1865. Marston was elected as a republican to the 36th and 37th Congresses (March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1863) and was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term commencing on that date (March 4, 1889 to June 18, 1889), was not a successful candidate for the 45th Congress. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=M000165]"

Member of New Hampshire Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, New Hampshire Delegation—The Road to Civil War.

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