(10 May, 1827 -- 29 January, 1891) Windom was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Belmont County, Ohio, Windom studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1850. Windom was appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3rd, 1871, caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton, and served from July 15th, 1870 to January 22nd, 1871. Windom was later elected to the United States Senate in 1871, reelected in 1877, and served from March 4th, 1871, to March 7th, 1881. After resigning, Windom was appointed as Secretary of Treasury, however, he resigned from that position when elected to the United States Senate on October 26th, 1881, to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation, and served from November 15th, 1881 to March 3rd, 1883.
[Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]
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