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William C. Redfield

William Cox Redfield
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
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded by Richard Young
Succeeded by James P. Maher
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

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

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