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  Colfax, Schuyler
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NameSchuyler Colfax
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South Bend, Indiana , United States
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Born March 23, 1823
Died January 13, 1885 (61 years)
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InfoCOLFAX, Schuyler - attorney and politician; U.S. Vice President and Speaker of the U.S. House.

Born 3/23/1823 in New York City NY; parents were Schuyler & Hannah (Stryker) Colfax. Dutch Reformed Church.

Relocated to Indiana.

Deputy auditor, South Bend IN, 1841-1849

Asst. enrolling clerk, IN Senate, 1842-44

Correspondent for the "Indiana State Journal," 1842-1843

Editor, "South Bend Free Press," 1843-1845

Married Evelyn E. Clark 10/10/1844

Candidate for Clerk, IN State House, 1847

Secretary, Chicago River and Harbors Convention, 1847

Delegate to the Whig Party National Convention, 1848, 1852

Delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention, 1850

Candidate for U.S. House (W-IN) 1851

Delegate to the national Native American Party Council, 1855

U.S. Rep. (R-IN) 1855-1869, speaker 1863-1869. Implicated in the Credit Mobilier scandal but was exonerated of wrongdoing

Declined the nomination for IN Governor on the Republican ticket, 1856 and 1860

Married (2) Ellen W. Wade 11/18/1866; one son, Schuyler Colfax III.

Vice President of the United States (Republican) 1869-1873; not re-nominated at the 1872 Republican National Convention

Declined nomination for U.S. House on the Greenback ticket, 1878 and 1882.

Died 1/13/1885 in Mankato MN

James T. Havel, 1:119; Image source (large photo): [Link]

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Wife Ellen Maria Wade Colfax Nov 18, 1868-Jan 13, 1885

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  06/06/1872 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 40.86% (-9.90%)
  11/03/1868 US Vice President Won 72.79% (+45.58%)
  06/06/1868 US Vice President - R Convention Won 46.88% (+28.94%)
  03/04/1867 US House Speaker Won 80.89% (+61.78%)
  10/09/1866 IN - District 09 Won 52.80% (+5.61%)
  12/04/1865 US House Speaker Won 79.43% (+58.86%)
  10/10/1864 IN - District 09 Won 52.16% (+4.32%)
  06/08/1864 US Vice President - R Convention Lost 0.74% (-59.93%)
  12/07/1863 US House Speaker Won 55.49% (+32.42%)
  10/14/1862 IN - District 09 Won 50.39% (+0.78%)
  10/09/1860 IN - District 09 Won 55.71% (+11.42%)
  10/12/1858 IN - District 09 Won 53.56% (+7.11%)
  10/14/1856 IN - District 09 Won 52.09% (+4.17%)
  10/10/1854 IN - District 09 Won 54.85% (+9.70%)
  08/04/1851 IN - District 09 Lost 49.36% (-1.29%)
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