Hon. Schuyler Colfax

ID: 2002-32236

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

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Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 6 Folder 5

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Summary

Schuyler Colfax, (1823-1885), was born in New York City and in 1836 moved with his family to Indiana, where he served in minor political offices and began a career as a journalist. He was defeated for Congress on the Whig ticket in 1850. Colfax helped establish the new Republican Party and in 1854 was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He became Speaker of the House in 1863 and continued in that capacity until he left the House in 1869. He served as Vice President (1869-1873) of the United States under General Ulysses S. Grant. While a Congressman from Indiana, he was appointed in December 1861 to serve on the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents and as Vice President (1869-1873) of the United States he served as an ex-officio member.

Subject

  • Colfax, Schuyler 1823-1885
  • United States Congress House
  • Board of Regents
  • United States. Office of the Vice President

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Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The old negative number is SA-413, but that negative number has been lost.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 6 Folder 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

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Topic

  • Portraits
  • Regents
  • New York

Place

New York

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

2002-32236

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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