Celebrating Rights and 
Baltimore & the Fifteenth Amendment, May 19, 1870
An Interactive Historical Investigation by David Troy © 1996

Three-term Speaker of the House and Vice President under Ulysses S. Grant.

Portrait taken from James Beard Lithograph.

SCHUYLER COLFAX was vice president during Ulysses Grant's first term. Colfax was implicated in the Crédit Mobilier scandal, which effectively ended his career in politics. Before becoming vice president, he had been Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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