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In Washington D.C., the House names its nine members of the new Joint Committee on Reconstruction

Legislative Iconic image, U.S. Capitol, 2008
12/14/1865
On this day, Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax announced the nine representatives chosen to serve on the newly authorized "Joint Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruction." The most prominent among them were Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania and Elihu B. Washburn of Illinois, while Justin S. Morrill, John A. Bingham, Roscoe Conkling, George S. Boutwell, Henry T. Blow were also included among the Republicans. Henry Grider and Andrew J. Rogers were the only Democrats nominated. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
William A. Barnes, History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1868), 49. 
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