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William Cox Redfield

In office
March 5, 1913 – October 31, 1919
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by Joshua W. Alexander

Born June 18, 1858(1858-06-18)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Died June 13, 1932 (aged 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician

William Cox Redfield (June 18, 1858 – June 13, 1932) was a Democratic politician from New York. He served as the first United States Secretary of Commerce from 1913 to 1919 after the division of the Department of Commerce and Labor. Previously, Redfield served as a U.S. Representative from New York from 1911 to 1913 and was an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for the vice presidency in 1912.


William C. Redfield in his office (c. 1913)
Political offices
Preceded by
New office
United States Secretary of Commerce
Served under: Woodrow Wilson

March 5, 1913–October 31, 1919
Succeeded by
Joshua W. Alexander


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