United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Aaron H. Cragin

"(February 3, 1821 -- May 10, 1898). Aaron Harrison Cragin was a lawyer, public servant, commissioner for purchase, and as an American politician. Cragin was born in Weston, Windsor County, Vermont and moved to Lebanon, New Hampshire. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1847. He was a member of the New Hampshire state representatives (1852 - 1855 and 1859). He was also appointed by President Rutherford Hayes as one of the commissioners for purchase of the Hot Springs Reservation in Arkansas and served as Chairman (1877-1879). Cragin was elected as a member of the American Party to the 34th congress and as a Republican to the 35th Congress, where he served as chairman on the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (34th Congress). He was then elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1864 and was reelected in 1870 (March 4, 1865 - March 1877), where he served as chairmen on the Committee on Engrossed Bills (39th Congress), on the Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Express (40th and 41st Congresses), on the Committee on Naval Affairs (41st and 43rd Congresses), and on the Committee on Railroads (43rd and 44th Congresses). [Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000852]"

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

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