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.

Tobias A. Plants

Quill platform ID: p8240.

"(March 17, 1811 -- June 19, 1887) Tobias Avery Plants was a saddler, teacher, lawyer, publisher of a telegraph, judge, president of a bank, and American politician. Plants was born in Sewickley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania and moved to Steubenville, Ohio. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He was the owner and publisher of the Pomeroy Weekly Telegraph in the 1860's, was judge of the court of common pleas in Meigs County 1873-1875), and was president of the First City Bank of Pomeroy (1878 to his death, 1887). He was a member of the state house of representatives (1858 - 1861). Plants was elected as a republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869), was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=P000376]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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