Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885

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Schuyler Colfax Jr. (March 23, 1823 – January 13, 1885) was an American journalist, businessman, and politician who served as the 17th Vice President of the United States from 1869 to 1873, and prior to that as the 25th Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1863 to 1869. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for Indiana's 9th congressional district as a member of the anti-slavery Indiana People's Party in 1854, Colfax joined the Republican Party during his first term. He served as U.S. Representative from 1855 to 1869.

Colfax was known for his opposition to slavery while serving in Congress, and was a founder of the Republican Party. During his first term as speaker he led the effort to pass what would become the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery. When it came before the House for a final vote in January 1865, he made the unusual choice to cast a vote (by convention the speaker rarely casts a vote), voting in the affirmative. Chosen as Ulysses S. Grant's running mate in the 1868 election, the pair won easily over Democratic Party nominees Horatio Seymour and Francis Preston Blair Jr. As was typical during the 19th century, Colfax had little involvement in the Grant administration. In addition to his duties as president of the U.S. Senate, he continued to lecture and write for the press while in office. In January 1871, Colfax encouraged a unified Italy to adopt a republican government that protected religious freedom and civil rights of its citizens. Believing Grant would only serve one term, in 1870 Colfax attempted unsuccessfully to garner support for the 1872 Republican presidential nomination by telling friends and supporters he would not seek a second vice presidential term. However, when Grant announced that he would run again, Colfax reversed himself and attempted to win the vice presidential nomination, but was defeated by Henry Wilson.

An 1872–73 Congressional investigation into the Crédit Mobilier scandal identified Colfax as one of several federal government officials who in 1868 accepted payments of cash and discounted stock from the Union Pacific Railroad in exchange for favorable action during the construction of the transcontinental railroad. Though he vociferously defended himself against charges his reputation suffered. Colfax left the vice presidency at the end of his term in March 1873 and never again ran for office. Afterwards he worked as a business executive and became a popular lecturer and speech maker.

Colfax suffered a heart attack and died in a Mankato, Minnesota railroad station on January 13, 1885, en route to a speaking engagement in Iowa. To date, he is one of only two persons to have served as both Speaker of the House and Vice President of the United States; the other is John Nance Garner.

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Place Name Admin Code Country
South Bend IN US
New Carlisle IN US
Mankato MN US
New York City NY US
Indianapolis IN US
Subject
Signatures (writing)
Exchanges Of Publications
Journalists--Diaries
Scientific publications
Meteorology
Magnetic Property Of Materials
Military pensions
Railroads
Vice presidents--Correspondence
Legislators
Legislators--Diaries
Presidents--Election--1872
Steam engines
Speeches, addresses, etc., American
American newspapers--Indiana--South Bend
Smithsonian Institution
Magnetism
Orators
President Of United States
Inventors
Smithsonian Publications
Draft
Chemistry
Indians of North America
Polygamy--History--19th century
Mineral industries
Quackery Or Pseudo Science
Lectures and lecturing
Politicians--United States--Correspondence
Vice--Presidents--United States--Correspondence
Electromagnetism
Overland journeys to the Pacific
Heat
Electricity
Smithsonian Board Of Regents
Vice presidents
Chinese
Travelers
Politicians--Correspondence
Congress
Geology
Economics and Banking
Standardization
Vice-presidents--Election
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
Mormons and Mormonism--Controversial works
Railroads--History--Sources
Treasury Department
National Academy of Sciences
American newspapers
Civil war
Railroad travel
Occupation
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Indiana
Newspaper editors
Vice Presidents--United States
Newspaper publishers
Statesmen
Speakers of the House, U.S. Congress
Newspaper editors
Politicians
Function

Person

Birth 1823-03-23

Death 1885-01-13

Male

Americans

English

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