ⓘ Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax

ⓘ Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the seventeenth Vice President of the United States.


1. Legacy

The towns of Colfax, California, Colfax, Washington, and Colfax, Louisiana, are named for Schuyler Colfax. The "Jewel of the Midwest," Schuyler, Nebraska, named after Colfax, is the county seat of Colfax County, Nebraska. The now ghost town of Colfax, Colorado was named after him. Colfax County, New Mexico is named after the Speaker as well. In addition, the "main street" traversing Aurora, Denver, and Lakewood, Colorado and abutting the Colorado State Capitol is named "Colfax Avenue" in the politicians honor. The middle school Schuyler Colfax in Wayne, New Jersey is also named after him.