US Con -Windom, William - U.S. Congressman, MN

William Windom:
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Born: May 10, 1827
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Birthplace: Belmont County Ohio
Father: Hezekiah Windom 1797 – 1865
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery Sterling Illinois)
Mother: Mercey A. Spencer 1797 – 1851
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery Sterling Illinois)
Wife: Ellen Towne Hatch 1831 – 1914
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington D.C.)

Children:

William Douglas Windom 1859 – 1926
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington D.C.)

Political Party: Republican Party

Occupation before War:

1850 – 1852: Attorney in Mount Vernon Ohio
1852 – 1855: Knox County Ohio Prosecuting Attorney
1855 – 1859: Attorney in Winona Minnesota
1859 – 1869: United States Congressman from Minnesota
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1859 – 1861: Member of House Public Lands Committee

Civil War Career:
1859 – 1869: United States Congressman from Minnesota
1861 – 1863: Member of House Post Offices and Post Roads Committee
1861 – 1863: Member of House Public Expenditures Committee
1863 – 1865: Ranking Member of House Claims Committee
1863 – 1867: Chairman of House Indian Affairs Committee
1865: Voted in support of the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution

Occupation after War:
1859 – 1869: United States Congressman from Minnesota
1863 – 1869: Chairman of House Indian Affairs Committee
1867 – 1869: Member of House Revisal and Unfinished Business Committee
1868: Voted in support of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
1870 – 1871: United States Senator from Minnesota
1870 – 1873: Member of Senate Audit and Control of Contingent Expense Committee
1871 – 1881: United States Senator from Minnesota
1871 – 1877: Member of Senate Appropriations Committee
1871 – 1877: Member of Senate Public Lands Committee
1877 – 1879: Senate Chairman of Appropriations Committee
1879 – 1881: Member of Senate Appropriations Committee
1879 – 1881: Member of Senate Transportation Routes to Seaboard Committee
Advocate for Railroad Regulations
1881: United States Secretary of Treasury
1881 – 1883: United States Senator from Minnesota
1881 – 1883: Ranking Member of Senate Foreign Affairs Committee
1881 – 1883: Member of Senate Transportation Routes to Seaboard Committee
1883: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to U.S. Senate.
1883 – 1889: Attorney in New York City New York
1889 – 1891: United States Secretary of Treasury


Died:
January 29, 1891
Place of Death: New York City New York
Cause of Death: Heart Disease
Age at time of Death: 63 years old
Burial Place: Rock Creek Cemetery Washington D.C.



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During his last year as Secretary of the Treasury he purchased 1,145,577 acres of land from the railroad for 3 cents per acre when the going rate was $5.00.
 

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