Colfax, Schuyler

Life Span
to
Full name
Schuyler Colfax
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
2
No. of Children
1
Family
Schuyler Colfax, Sr. (father), Hannah Delameter Stryker Colfax (mother), Evelyn Clark (first wife - died 1863), Ella M. Wade (second wife)
Occupation
Politician
Journalist
Other
Other Occupation
Lecturer
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Other Affiliations
Masons
Government
Grant Administration (1869-77)
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Local government

Schuyler Colfax (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
COLFAX, Schuyler, a Representative from Indiana and a Vice President of the United States; born in New York City March 23, 1823; attended the common schools; in 1836 moved with his parents to New Carlisle, Ind.; appointed deputy auditor of St. Joseph County 1841; became a legislative correspondent for the Indiana State Journal; purchased an interest in the South Bend Free Press and changed its name in 1845 to the St. Joseph Valley Register, the Whig organ of northern Indiana; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the Thirty-second Congress; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1869); chairman, Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868, having become the Republican nominee for Vice President; Speaker of the House of Representatives (Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses); elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket headed by Gen. Ulysses Grant in 1868, was inaugurated March 4, 1869, and served until March 3, 1873; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1872, owing to charges of corruption in connection with the Credit Mobilier of America scandal; lecturer; died in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., January 13, 1885; interment in City Cemetery, South Bend, Ind.
"Colfax, Schuyler," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000626.
Date Event
The 38th Congress opens in Washington, DC
- The first session of the 38th Congress is sitting in Washington, DC
- The first session of the 38th Congress is sitting in Washington DC from early January to early July, 1864
In Congress, Representative Long of Ohio is censured for suggesting the recognition of the Confederacy
The first session of the 38th Congress ends in Washington DC
The second session of the 38th Congress opens in Washington, DC
- Second session of the 38th Congress sitting in Washington DC from early January to early March, 1865
The 38th Congress comes to the end of its term in Washington DC
Reaching his home state, President Lincoln's remains arrive in Chicago to a remarkable reception
On an unseasonably warm day, the 39th Congress opens in Washington, DC
- The first session of the 39th Congress is sitting at the capital from December 4 to December 21, 1865
In Washington D.C., the House names its nine members of the new Joint Committee on Reconstruction
As Chile and Peru face Spain, a large public meeting is held in New York in support of the Monroe Doctrine
- The first session of the 39th Congress is sitting in Washington DC from early January to late July, 1866
In Washington, the House of Representatives passes the Freedmen's Bureau Bill
At the U.S. Capitol, the House of Representatives passes the Civil Rights Bill of 1866
In Washington, House of Representatives votes to overturn the presidential veto of the Civil Rights Bill
The first session of the 39th Congress ends in Washington DC
The second session of the 39th Congress opens in Washington, DC
- The second session of the 39th Congress is sitting in Washington, DC
- The second session of the 39th Congress is in a two-week holiday recess until January 4, 1867
- The second session of the 39th Congress is sitting in Washington DC from early January to early March.
The 39th Congress comes to the end of its term in Washington DC
- The Fortieth Congress is sitting in its first term in Washington DC
- The Fortieth Congress is in recess from its first session in Washington DC
- The Fortieth Congress is in recess from its first session in Washington DC
- The Fortieth Congress is sitting and closing out its first session in Washington DC
- The Fortieth Congress is sitting in its first meeting of its second session in Washington DC
Ulysses Grant takes the oath as the eighteenth President of the United States at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC
The 41st Congress of the United States opens in Washington, DC
Chicago Style Entry Link
Brisbin, James S. The Campaign Lives of Ulysses S. Grant, and Schuyler Colfax. Cincinnati: C.F. Vent & Co., 1868. view record
Smith, Willard Harvey. The Life and Times of Hon. Schuyler Colfax. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1952. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Colfax, Schuyler," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/12330.