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17th Vice President (1869-1873)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: attended common schools

Occupation: newspaper reporter and editor

Political Affiliation: Whig, Republican

Organizational Affiliation(s): Odd Fellow

Religious Affiliation:

Summary of Religious Views:

Colfax was a Know-Nothing for a time, and seems to have shared the anti-Catholic bias of that party.

Views on Religion & Politics:

Colfax liked to play the religion card when he campaigned, often speaking before religious organizations, and making frequent references to the Bible.


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Ovando James Hollister, Life of Schuyler Colfax, Funk and Wagnalls, 1886; reprint, Life Of Schuyler Colfax
Willard Smith, Schuyler Colfax;: The Changing Fortunes of a Political Idol, Indiana Historical Bureau, 1952



Fremont's hundred days in Missouri : speech of Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana, in reply to Mr. Blair, of Missouri, delivered in the House of Representatives, March 7, 1862
COLFAX, Schuyler, 1823-1885 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873) (Vice Presidents of the United States -- U.S. Senate)

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