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Charles William Foster, Jr.


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 by Edward F. Dickinson (1871)
Erasmus D. Peck (1873)
Succeeded by James W. Robinson (1873)
Thomas Ewing, Jr. (1879)

In office
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
Lieutenant Andrew Hickenlooper
Preceded by Richard M. Bishop
Succeeded by George Hoadly

In office
February 25, 1891 – March 6, 1893
President Benjamin Harrison
Preceded by William Windom
Succeeded by John Griffin Carlisle

Born April 12, 1828(1828-04-12)
Tiffin, Ohio
Died January 9, 1904 (aged 75)
Springfield, Ohio
Political party Republican
Profession Banker

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.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward F. Dickinson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1871 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
James W. Robinson
Preceded by
Erasmus D. Peck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1879
Succeeded by
Thomas Ewing, Jr.
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard M. Bishop
Governor of Ohio
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
Succeeded by
George Hoadly
Preceded by
William Windom
United States Secretary of the Treasury
Served under: Benjamin Harrison

February 25, 1891 – March 6, 1893
Succeeded by
John G. Carlisle
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Charles William Foster, Jr.
File:Charles Foster, Brady-Handy photo portrait,


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 by Edward F. Dickinson (1871)
Erasmus D. Peck (1873)
Succeeded by James W. Robinson (1873)
Thomas Ewing, Jr. (1879)

35th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
Lieutenant Andrew Hickenlooper
Preceded by Richard M. Bishop
Succeeded by George Hoadly

In office
February 25, 1891 – March 6, 1893
President Benjamin Harrison
Preceded by William Windom
Succeeded by John Griffin Carlisle

Born April 12, 1828(1828-04-12)
Tiffin, Ohio
Died January 9, 1904 (aged 75)
Springfield, Ohio
Political party Republican
Profession Banker

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]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard M. Bishop
Governor of Ohio
January 12, 1880 – January 14, 1884
Succeeded by
George Hoadly

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