William Redfield
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1st United States Secretary of Commerce
In office
March 5, 1913 – October 31, 1919
PresidentWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJoshua W. Alexander
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byRichard Young
Succeeded byJames P. Maher
Personal details
William Cox Redfield

(1858-06-18)June 18, 1858
Albany, New York, U.S.
DiedJune 13, 1932(1932-06-13) (aged 73)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Other political
National Democratic (1896–1900)

William Cox Redfield (June 18, 1858 – June 13, 1932) was a Democratic politician from New York. 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.



U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byRichard Young Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 5th congressional district 1911–1913 Succeeded byJames P. Maher Political offices Preceded bynew office U.S. Secretary of CommerceServed under: Woodrow Wilson 1913–1919 Succeeded byJoshua W. Alexander