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Charles William Foster, Jr. (April 12, 1828 January 9, 1904) was a U.S. Republican politician from Ohiomarker. 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, Ohiomarker, and grew up in the western Seneca Countymarker boomtown of Rome. This town would merge in 1854 with the nearby town of Risdon to form one city, named Fostoriamarker 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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