An amendment to the United States Constitution to abolish slavery introduced during the American Civil War.
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(23 March, 1823 -- 13 January, 1885) Colfax was an American politician and was Vice President of the United States from 1869 to 1873. Born in New York City, Colfax moved to Indiana in 1836. Colfax was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election to the Thirty-second Congress, however, was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses. Within the Thirty-eighth, Thirty-ninth, and Fortieth Congresses, Colfax was the Speaker of the House of Representatives. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
Member of Indiana Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65, Indiana Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Indiana Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Indiana Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866.
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