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 Schuyler Colfax, Jr

Schuyler Colfax, Jr

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 13 Jan 1885 (aged 61)
Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minnesota, USA
Burial South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Plot Lot 4 - Block 1 - 1 West
Memorial ID 2899 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 7 May 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Schuyler Colfax, Jr (23 Mar 1823–13 Jan 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2899, citing City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .