United States Fifteenth Amendment

Ralph P. Buckland

"(January 20, 1812 -- May 27, 1892) Ralph Pomeroy Buckland was a lawyer, mayor, public servant, soldier, general, governor of a railroad, and American politician. Buckland was born in Leyden, Massachusetts and moved to Ravenna, Ohio in 1812. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. He was mayor of Fremont (1843-1845), delegate to the Whig National Convention (1848), Philadelphia Loyalists' Convention (1866), Pittsburg Soldiers' Convention, and Republican National Convention (1876). He served as a member of the State senate from 1855 to 1859. He entered the Union Army as colonel of the 72nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (January 10, 1862), brigadier general of Volunteers (November 29, 1862), brevetted major general (March 13, 1865), and resigned from the army January 6, 1865. He was also a Governor director of the Union Pacific Railroad (1877-1880). Buckland was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869), was not re-elected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=B001022]"

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

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