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Lyman Trumbull

Trumbull, Lyman (1813–96), U.S. senator from Illinois who supported antislavery legislation. He was one of the originators of the Thirteenth Amendment, which made slavery unconstitutional. He also played an influential role in the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guaranteed the rights of blacks.

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