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William WINDOM Edit Profile

politician

Windom's engraved portrait appeared on the $2.00 denomination of U.S. silver certificates from 1891 to 1896. The city of Windom in Cottonwood County, Minnesota is named for him. The revenue cutter USSWindom was named for him.

Education

pursued an academic course at Martinsburg, Ohio; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Mount Vernon, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Knox County in 1852

Career

In 1880, Windom sought the Republican nomination for President. But he received only 10 votes on the first ballot.

Religion

Quaker

Connections

father:
Jezekiah

mother:
Mercy (Spencer)

wife:
Ellen P. Hatch