United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866

Philetus Sawyer

"(September 22, 1816 -- March 29, 1900) Philetus Sawyer was a(n) mayor, public servant, and American politician. Sawyer was born in Whiting, Rutland County, Vermont and moved to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin in 1847. He served in the Wisconsin Assembly (1857 and 1861) and was mayor of Oshkosh (1863-1864). He was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1875) and to the United Stated Senate in 1881, reelected in 1887 (March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1893) and was not reelected. During his time in Congress, he served as the Chairman on the Committee on Public Expenditures (42nd Congress), on the Committee on Pacific Railroads (43rd Congress), Chairman on the Committee on Railroads (48th and 49th Congresses), and on the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (50th-52nd Congresses). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present, available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000091]"

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

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