United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Columbus Delano

"(June 4, 1809 -- October 23, 1896) Columbus Delano was a lawyer, state commissary general, commissioner of internal revenue, public servant, president of a bank, and American politician. Delano was born in Shoreham, Vermont and moved to Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio in 1817. Delano studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination of Governor at the Whig State convention (1847), delegate to the Republican National Convention (1860 and 1864), State commissary general of Ohio (1861), commissioner of internal revenue (March 11, 1869 to October 31, 1870), and was appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Grant (November 1, 1870). He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1863 and president of the First National Bank of Mount Vernon. Columbus was elected as a Whig to the 29th congress (March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847) and a Republican to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867). He also contested the election of George W. Morgan to the 40th Congress and served from June 3, 1868 to March 3, 1869. He was not a successful candidate for election in 1862 for the United States Senate and was not renominated in 1868 to the house. During his time in Congress, he served as chairmen for the Committee on Claims (39th Congress). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=D000214]"

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