Schuyler Colfax was a newspaper editor and friend of Horace Greeley. He belonged to the Whig Party and briefly to the “Know Nothing Party” but broke with them over their anti-immigrant and proslavery stances. When the Whig Party collapsed, he joined the new Republican Party, which was made up of Northern Whigs, Know Nothings, Free Soilers, and Anti-Nebraska Act Democrats. Schuyler Colfax was a staunch opponent of slavery and spoke out widely on the issue. After he traveled across the West to Los Angeles, he wrote a book called Our New West. Colfax was Speaker of the House in 1865 when the Thirteenth Amendment passed. In 1868 he was elected vice president under Ulysses S. Grant but was not renominated by his party in the election of 1872.
This U.S. Vice President Schuyler Colfax History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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