United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

John P. Stockton

"(August 2, 1826 -- January 22, 1900) John Potter Stockton was a lawyer, state reporter, minister, attorney general, and American politician. Stockton was born in Princeton, New Jersey. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He was state reporter to the court of chancery (1852 - 1858), United States Minister to Italy (1858 - 1861) and attorney general of New Jersey (1877 - 1897). He presented credentials as a Democratic Senator-elect to the United States Senate (March 15, 1865 - March 27, 1866) until the election was was in dispute and declared vacant. He was reelected as a Democrat to the United States Senate from March 4, to March 3, 1875. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000939]"

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