United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Michael C. Kerr

"(March 15, 1827 -- August 19, 1876) Michael Crawford Kerr was a lawyer, reporter, and American politician. He was born in Titusville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania and moved to practice law in New Albany, Indiana in 1852. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1852. He was a city attorney for New Albany (1854) and prosecuting attorney of Floyd Country in 1855. Kerr was also a reporter of the supreme court of Indiana from 1862 to 1865. He served as a member of the State house of representatives in 1856 and 1857. Kerr was elected as a Democrat to the 39th,40th, 41st, and 42nd Congressed from March 4, 1865 to March 3, 1873. He was not reelected in 1872 for the 43rd Congress. Kerr was elected to the 44th Congress from March 4, 1875 to his death, where he served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=K000143]"

Member of Indiana Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 [this display], Indiana Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment .

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