Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I157080
  • Name: Schuyler COLFAX , Jr.
  • RELA: 13th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 MAR 1823 in New York, NY
  • Event: Elected BET 1855 AND 1869 Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1869 AND 4 MAR 1873 Vice President of the United States
  • Death: of Heart attack 12 JAN 1885 in Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN
  • Event: Pic Vice-President Schuyler Colfax
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    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.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Schuyler COLFAX b: AUG 1792 in Pompton Plains, Morris Co., NJ
    Mother: Hannah STRYKER

    Marriage 1 Evelyn CLARK

      Marriage 2 Ellen Maria WADE b: 26 JUL 1836 in Andover, Ashtabula Co., OH
      • Married: 18 NOV 1868
      1. Has Children Schuyler COLFAX III b: ABT MAY 1870 in Washington, D.C.
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