United States Fifteenth Amendment

Columbus Delano

"(June 4, 1809 -- October 23, 1896)" Columbus Delano was a(n) lawyer, public servant, commissioner, secretary of the interior, president of a bank, and an American politician. He was born in Shoreham, Vermont and moved to Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio. Columbus studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1831. He was not a successful Whig Governor of Ohio (1847), served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention (1860 and 1864), served as state commissary general of Ohio (1861), member of the state house of representatives (1863), Commissioner of Internal Revenue (March 11, 1869 - October 31, 1870), and was appointed Secretary of the interior under President Grant (November 1, 1870 - October 19,1875). Delano was elected as a Whig to the 29th Congress (March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1847) and elected to the 39th Congress as a Republican (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867). He also successfully contested the election of George Morgan to the 40th Congress (June 3, 1868 - March 3, 1869) and was not elected in 1846, 1862, or 1868. During Columbus's time on Congress, he served as chairman on 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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