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.

George V. Lawrence

Quill platform ID: p8249.

"(November 13, 1818 -- October 2, 1904) George Van Eman Lawrence was a(n) farmer, public servant, and American politician. Lawrence was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He served as member of the State house of representatives (1844, 1847, 1858, 1859, and 1893-1896) and as a member of the State senate (1849-1851, 1861-1863, 1875, 1876, and 1878). Lawrence also presided over the senate in 1863 and was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1872. George was elected as a republican to the 39th, 40, and 48th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869 and March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885) and was not reelected in 1868 or 1884. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=L000134]"

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

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