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Samuel A. Foote

AKA Samuel Augustus Foote

Born: 8-Nov-1780
Birthplace: Cheshire, CT
Died: 15-Sep-1846
Location of death: Cheshire, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Whig

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Connecticut, 1834-35

The American Senator, Samuel A. Foote was born in Cheshire, Connecticut, 8th November 1780, and died there, 15th September 1846. He graduated from Yale in 1797, and became a merchant in New Haven. He served in the legislature for many years, and was speaker of the house in 1825-26. He was elected to Congress as a Whig, and served in 1819-21, and again in 1823-25. In 1827-33 he served one term in the US Senate but was defeated as a candidate for reelection by Nathan Smith. He was in Congress again in 1833-34, but resigned on being elected Governor of Connecticut, which office he filled for one term. He was a presidential elector on the Henry Clay and Frelinghuysen ticket in 1844. It was he who in 1830 offered the resolutions "on the public lands" that occasioned the great debate between Hayne and Daniel Webster.

Son: Andrew Hull Foote (admiral)

    University: Yale University (1797)
    Law School: Litchfield Law School (dropout)

    Governor of Connecticut (1834-35)
    US Congressman, Connecticut (4-Mar-1833 to 9-May-1834, resigned)
    US Senator, Connecticut (4-Mar-1827 to 3-Mar-1833)
    Connecticut State House of Representatives (1825-26, as Speaker, 1825-26)
    US Congressman, Connecticut (1823-25)
    Connecticut State House of Representatives (1821-23)
    US Congressman, Connecticut (4-Mar-1819 to 3-Mar-1821)


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