Foster, Charles

Foster, Charles,

1828–1904, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1891–93), b. Seneca co., Ohio. He was long identified with the business interests of Fostoria, Ohio—named for C. W. Foster, his father. A Republican, he served (1871–79) in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a member of the Committee on Ways and Means aided in exposing (1874) fraudulent contracts in connection with the U.S. Treasury Dept. He was twice (1879, 1881) elected governor of Ohio. On the death of William Windom, President Benjamin Harrison appointed Foster, a declared bimetallist, to the Treasury post.
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All of Bill Frisell's musical heroes - Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, Victor Young, Madonna and John Philip Sousa - can be heard in his jazz guitar playing, in ways that surprise even him.
Frisell's album "Have a Little Faith" was a tribute to American composers who inspired him, including Aaron Copland, Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Sonny Rollins, Stephen Foster, Charles Ives, Victor Young, Madonna and John Philip Sousa.