- Charles Foster (politician)
Charles William Foster, Jr. Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by Edward F. Dickinson Succeeded by James W. Robinson Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by Erasmus D. Peck Succeeded by Thomas Ewing, Jr. 35th Governor of Ohio In office
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
Lieutenant Andrew Hickenlooper Preceded by Richard M. Bishop Succeeded by George Hoadly 40th United States Secretary of the Treasury In office
February 25, 1891 – March 6, 1893
President Benjamin Harrison Preceded by William Windom Succeeded by John Griffin Carlisle Personal details Born April 12, 1828
Died January 9, 1904(aged 75)
Political party Republican Spouse(s) Ann M. Olmstead (1827-1916) Children Jessie, Anna Profession Banker Signature
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 went on to serve as Secretary of the Treasury under Benjamin Harrison.
Foster was born outside of Tiffin, Ohio, and grew up in the western Seneca County boomtown of Rome. This town would merge in 1854 with the nearby town of Risdon to form one city, named Fostoria in honor of Foster, who would be elected the new city's first mayor. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1870, serving from 1871 to 1879. He was defeated for re-election in 1878, but was elected to the governorship a year later, serving two two-year terms between 1880 and 1884. Foster was unsuccessful in a bid to return to the House in 1890, but was appointed by Benjamin Harrison a year later to become Secretary of the Treasury upon the death of William Windom. Foster served out the remainder of Harrison's term before retiring. From 1891 to 1893, future Postmaster General Robert Wynne served as his personal secretary.
- Charles Foster (politician) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- A centennial biographical history of Seneca County, Ohio. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company. 1902. pp. 176–185. http://books.google.com/books?id=CjgVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA176.
- Charles Foster entry at the National Governors Association
- Charles Foster entry at The Political Graveyard
- Charles Foster (politician) at Find a Grave
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