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Schuyler Colfax, Jr
Birth: Mar. 23, 1823
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1885
Blue Earth County
Minnesota, USA

US Vice President, US Congressman. As a young man, he contributed articles on Indiana politics to the New York Tribune. He wrote editorials in support of first the Whig party and later Republican views. He was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1850 and was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth Congress and to the next six succeeding Congresses, serving (1855-69). Having been selected a candidate to be on the ticket headed by General Ulysses S. Grant for President, he was elected as a Republican the 17th US Vice President and served (1869-73). After leaving office, Colfax embarked on a successful career as a lecturer. He died of a heart attack at age 61. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Schuyler Washington Colfax (1792 - 1822)
  Hannah Stryker Colfax Matthews (1805 - 1872)
  Ellen Maria Wade Colfax (1836 - 1911)*
  Schuyler Washington Colfax (1870 - 1925)*
  Mary Hester Colfax (1821 - 1823)*
  Schuyler Colfax (1823 - 1885)
  Clara Viola Matthews Witter (1836 - 1914)**
  Caroline Vroom Matthews Hollister (1838 - 1917)**
  Mary Schuyler Matthews Cowles (1840 - 1914)**
  Elias George Matthews (1842 - 1907)**
  Lenora Hannah Matthews (1846 - 1851)**
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City Cemetery
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Lot 4 - Block 1 - 1 West
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Record added: May 07, 1998
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After a political discussion at the White House, Abraham Lincoln invited Schuyler Colfax to join him and Mrs. Lincoln that evening at the theater. Colfax declined. The date was April 14, 1865.
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