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Charles William Foster, Jr.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th & 10th district
March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873 (9th)
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879 (10th)
|Preceded by||Edward F. Dickinson (1871)
Erasmus D. Peck (1873)
|Succeeded by||James W. Robinson (1873)
Thomas Ewing, Jr. (1879)
|35th Governor of Ohio|
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
|Preceded by||Richard M. Bishop|
|Succeeded by||George Hoadly|
|40th United States Secretary of the Treasury|
February 25, 1891 – March 6, 1893
|Preceded by||William Windom|
|Succeeded by||John Griffin Carlisle|
April 12, 1828|
|Died||January 9, 1904
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.
Foster was born near Tiffin, Ohio, and was raised in Rome. This town would merge in 1854 with the town of Risdon to become Fostoria in honor of Foster's father. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1870, serving from 1871 to 1879. In 1878, he failed getting re-elected, but was elected to the post of Governor of Ohio one year later. He served two two-year terms between 1880 and 1884. In 1890, Foster tried returning to the House, but was unsuccessful. In 1891, Benjamin Harrison made him Secretary of the Treasury due to the death of William Windom. Foster served till 1893 in that position.
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