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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"(September 5, 1817 -- August 8, 1901)" William Augustus Newell was a doctor, governor, surgeon, Indian inspector, and American politician. Newell was born in Franklin, Ohio, and moved to New Brunswick, New Jersey. Newell was a governor of New Jersey (1857-1860), territorial governor of Washington (1880-1884), and was an unsuccessful candidate for the governor of New Jersey in 1877. He was a surgeon to superintend the drafting of the Monmouth County Militia (1862), delegate to the Republican National Convention (1864) and was a United States Indian inspector (August 14, 1884 - June 26, 1885). William was elected as a Whig to the 30th and 31st Congresses (March 4, 1847 - March 3, 1851) and was not a candidate for renomination in 1850. He was elected as a Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867) and was not successful in reelection in 1866. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=N000066]"
Member of New Jersey Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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