Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax
Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax (* 23. March 1823 in New York town center; † 13. January 1885 in Minnesota) was an US-American politician and the 17. Vice-president of the USA.

life

Schuyler Colfax from poor conditions comes, began already for its tenth Lebensjahr to work in action house. Three years later it pulled 1841 a work than AUDI gate for the administrative district with its nut/mother after Indiana where it in pc. Joseph County assumed.

1845 created Colfax the newspaper pc. Soon Joseph Valley register, by which as a member of the Whig a party Whig party ) large influence exercised. 1848 selected it the Whigpartei because of its political abilities to the delegated one for the national convention met in Philadelphia, in which he received the office of a secretary. 1854 he was selected as a representative of the republican party into congress of US. Already at the beginning of its parliamentary career it had made itself by its fight against the slavery a name. 1861 he became a chairman of the commission for traffic and was occupied with the building from railway connections to the west, which was carried out in the cent ral Pacific Railroad.

To 7. Selected , he made himself very popular for December 1863 to the speaker of the house of representatives in this position by his moderation and firmness, so that he got 1886 the office of the vice-president, which he to 4. March 1869 began. With the Präsidentenwahl 1872 he was selected because of numerous scandals and corruption affairs of its party not again, and handed over to 4. March 1873 his office its successor Henry Wilson and became again active as a businessman.


 

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