William C. Redfield

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William Cox Redfield
William Cox Redfield.jpg
1st United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
March 5, 1913 – October 31, 1919
President Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Joshua W. Alexander
Personal details
Born (1858-06-18)June 18, 1858
Albany, New York, U.S.
Died June 13, 1932(1932-06-13) (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.

Life[edit]

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)

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th congressional district

1911–1913
Succeeded by
James P. Maher
Political offices
Preceded by
new office
U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Served under: Woodrow Wilson

1913–1919
Succeeded by
Joshua W. Alexander