The Civil Rights Act of 1875

Samuel S. Marshall

"(March 12, 1821 -- July 26, 1890) Samuel Scott Marshall was an American politician, judge, lawyer, and president of the board of managers of Hamilton College (1875-1880). Samuel was born near Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1845. He was a member of the State house of representatives in 1846 and 1847. He was the State's attorney for the 3rd judicial circuit of Illinois (1847 and 1848) and was a circuit court judge (1851-1844 and 1861-1864). He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1860, 1864, and 1880) and delegate to the Union National Convention at Philadelphia in 1866. Marshall was elected as a democrat to the 34th and 35th Congresses (March 4, 1855 - March 3, 1859) where he was Chairman on the Committee on Claims (35th Congress). He was then elected as a democratic for the United States Senate in 1861. He served in the 39th, 40th, 41, 42nd, and 43rd Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1875), where he was candidate for the Democratic Speaker of the House in 1867. He was not reelected. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Illinois Delegation - The Civil Rights Act of 1875 [this display], Illinois Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment , Illinois Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 .

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