Charles Foster (Ohio politician)

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Charles William Foster, Jr.
Charles Foster, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th & 10th district
In office
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 (9th)
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879 (10th)
Preceded byEdward F. Dickinson (1871)
Erasmus D. Peck (1873)
Succeeded byJames W. Robinson (1873)
Thomas Ewing, Jr. (1879)
40th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
LieutenantAndrew Hickenlooper
Preceded byRichard M. Bishop
Succeeded byGeorge Hoadly
39th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
February 25, 1891 – March 6, 1893
PresidentBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byWilliam Windom
Succeeded byJohn Griffin Carlisle
Personal details
Born(1828-04-12)April 12, 1828
Tiffin, Ohio
DiedJanuary 9, 1904(1904-01-09) (aged 75)
Springfield, Ohio
Political partyRepublican

Charles William Foster, Jr. (April 12, 1828 – January 9, 1904) was a U.S. Republican politician from Ohio. Foster was the 35th Governor of Ohio, and later the Secretary of the Treasury under Benjamin Harrison.[1]

Foster was born near Tiffin, Ohio, and was raised in Rome.[1] This town would merge in 1854 with the town of Risdon to become Fostoria in honor of Foster's father.[2] He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1870, serving from 1871 to 1879.[1] In 1878, he failed getting re-elected, but was elected to the post of Governor of Ohio one year later.[1] He served two two-year terms between 1880 and 1884.[1] In 1890, Foster tried returning to the House, but was unsuccessful.[1] In 1891, Benjamin Harrison made him Secretary of the Treasury due to the death of William Windom.[1] Foster served till 1893 in that position.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "FOSTER, CHARLES". US Congress. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
  2. "Capsule history of Fostoria". Archived from the original on 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-01-07.
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard M. Bishop
Governor of Ohio
January 12, 1880– January 14, 1884
Succeeded by
George Hoadly