When it comes to the Vice Presidents I really only know those who went on to be President. However the county I live in was named after the 17th so I know a bit about him, but mostly because he was involved in a major railroad scandal that in a way built my little town. So here is a brief history of an important figure in my personal life.
Schuyler Colfax was born in New York City on March 23rd 1823. His grandfather had served as Washington’s personal guard…Continue
Most Vice Presidents are forgotten, even some who become President. However the sixteenth VP made history, although probably not for the reasons he hoped.
Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh North Carolina on December 29th 1808. Jacob Johnson had been the town constable but died of a heart attack after rescuing several drowning men. Polly Johnson raised her three children as a washerwoman, although there are rumors that she was also a “woman for hire” and Andrew’s father was…Continue