William Windom

William Windom

Infobox US Cabinet official
name=William Windom

order=33rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
title=United States Secretary of the Treasury
term_start=March 8, 1881
term_end=November 13, 1881
March 7, 1889 – January 29, 1891
predecessor=John Sherman
Charles S. Fairchild
successor=Charles J. Folger
Charles W. Foster
birth_date=birth date|1827|5|10|mf=y
birth_place=Belmont County, Ohio, U.S.
death_date=death date and age|1891|1|29|1827|5|10
death_place=New York City, New York, U.S.

William Windom (May 10, 1827 – January 29, 1891) was an American politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate as a Republican from Minnesota in the 36th,
37th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, and 47th congresses. He was born in Belmont County, Ohio. He moved to Minnesota Territory in 1855. He served in the House from March 4, 1859 to March 3, 1869, representing the state of Minnesota. He is also the great-grandfather of actor William Windom.

Windom was appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1871, caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton, and served from July 15, 1870, to January 22, 1871, when a successor (Ozora P. Stearns) was elected to fill the term.

Windom was however elected to the regular full term that started March 4, 1871. He served until March 7, 1881 when he was appointed as United States Secretary of the Treasury by President James Garfield and served until he resigned from the Cabinet effective November 13, 1881 after having again been elected Senator to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation, and served from November 15, 1881 to March 3, 1883.

and served from March 1889 until his death in New York.

An engraved portrait of Windom appears on U.S. silver certificates in the $2.00 denomination. This design was used from 1891 to 1896. The revenue cutter, "Windom", was named for him. Windom, Minnesota, bears his namesake, as does Windom Township in Mower County, also in Minnesota.


* [http://www.ustreas.gov/education/history/secretaries/wwindom.html Treasury biography]
*Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco [http://www.frbsf.org/currency/metal/silvercerts/579.html]

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