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Daemon
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Schuyler Colfax (1823)

Colfax was the 17th vice president of the US, serving under Ulysses S. Grant. A prominent newspaperman, he helped organize Indiana's Republican party and was elected to the House of Representatives in the 1850s. He retained his congressional seat until 1869, when he moved on to the office of vice president. With a combined age of 91, Grant and Colfax were the youngest team to enter the White House until Bill Clinton and Al Gore over a century later. What scandal ended Colfax's political career? More...
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Thanks for the info.

For 20 years, I worked at a location on Colfax Avenue in the Los Angeles area.

Until today, I had not known that it was named for him.

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In 1868, Colfax was elected Vice President of the United States on the ticket headed by Ulysses S. Grant.[3] He was inaugurated March 4, 1869, and served until March 4, 1873. Colfax was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination for the vice presidency in 1872 and was replaced by Massachusetts Senator Henry Wilson. Colfax had been involved in the Crédit Mobilier of America scandal and left office under a cloud.[3][5]
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Thanks for the article. I knew nothing about Colfax prior to reading it. Scandal and politics have always gone hand in hand it seems. And hindsight, maybe he should've reconsidered walking that distance in subzero temperatures.

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Colfax had been involved in the Crédit Mobilier of America scandal and left office under a cloud.[3][5]
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