Author:Edward Ralph May

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Edward Ralph May

American lawyer and politician; the only delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention of 1850 to cast a vote in favor of permitting African American suffrage.

Indiana's third Statehouse, where May delivered his speech on African American suffrage. The State Constitutional Convention convened here on October 7, 1850, then moved to the nearby Masonic Lodge where it met from December 26, 1850 to February 10, 1851.


Edward Ralph May's signature on the Indiana Constitution of 1851.

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