Officers of the Senate


(non-voting)

Members (5):

Name Visualize Details Delegations
Schuyler Colfax Visualize (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] Indiana Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866) , Officers of the Senate (This negotiation) , Indiana Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Indiana Delegation (The Road to Civil War)
George C. Gorham Visualize None Officers of the Senate (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Officers of the Senate (This negotiation)
Rev. J. P. Newman Visualize Chaplain to the Senate Officers of the Senate (This negotiation)
Rev. Dr. Byron Sunderland Visualize Chaplain of the Senate of the Forty-Third Congress Officers of the Senate (This negotiation) , Officers of the Senate (The Road to Civil War)
Henry Wilson Visualize (16 February, 1812 -- 22 November, 1875) Wilson was an American shoemaker and politician who was Vice President of the United States from 1873 to 1875. Born "Jeremiah Jones Colbath" in Farmington, N.H., Wilson had his name legally changed in 1833 and moved to Massachusetts to work in the shoe-making trade. Wilson was a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1853 and was elected on January 31, 1855 to the United States Senate by a coalition of Free Soilers, Americans, Conscience Whigs, and Democrats to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Everett, and soon after aligned with new Republican party. Wilson was reelected in 1859, 1865, and 1871, serving from January 31st, 1855 to March 3rd, 1873. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp] Massachusetts Delegation (United States Fifteenth Amendment) , Massachusetts Delegation (United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65) , Massachusetts Delegation (The Civil Rights Act of 1875) , Officers of the Senate (This negotiation) , Massachusetts Delegation (The Road to Civil War) , Massachusetts Delegation (United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866)