United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

John F. Benjamin

"(January 23, 1817 -- March 8, 1877) John Forbes Benjamin was a lawyer, public servant, soldier, provost marshal, banker, and American politician. Benjamin was born in Cicero, Onondaga, New York and moved to Missouri in 1848. John studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1848. He was a member of the State house of representatives (1850-1852), presidential elector on the Democratic Ticket in 1856, and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. He entered into the Union Army as a private in 1861 and was promoted to the ranks of captain, major, lieutenant colonel, and brigadier general. He was also a provost marshal of the Eighth district of Missouri in 1863 and 1864. Benjamin was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, and 41st Congresses where he served as a chairman on the Committee on Invalid Pensions (41st Congress). He was unsuccessful for reelection in 1870 and 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B000364]"

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

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