Hamilton Ward Sr.
"(July 3, 1829 -- December 28 1898) Hamilton Ward was a lawyer, commissioner, public servant, attorney general, judge, and American politician. Ward was born in Salisbury, Herkimer County, New York. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. He was a district attorney of Allegany County (1856 - 1859 and 1862 - 1865), appointed by the governor as commissioner to raise and equip troops for the Civil War (1862), delegate to most of the state conventions from 1858 to 1890, member of the state constitutional commission in 1890, and was appointed and elected justice of the State supreme court (1891 to his death). Ward was elected as a Republican to the 39th, 40th, and 41st Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1871), where he was chairmen on the Committee on Revolutionary claims (40th Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1870. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=W000133]"
New York Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866
New York Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment