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Foot, Solomon, 1802-1866

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Personal name headingFoot, Solomon, 1802-1866
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Birth date1802-11-19
Death date1866-03-28
Place of birthCornwall (Vt.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationMiddlebury College
Whig Party (U.S.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Vermont. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Profession or occupationTeachers Lawyers Legislators
Found inSeaver, N. A discourse delivered at the funeral of Hon. Solomon Foot, 1866.
MoSU-L/NLT files (hdg.: Foot, Solomon, 1802-1866)
Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, February 3, 2016 (Foot, Solomon, a Representative and a Senator from Vermont; born in Cornwall, Addison County, Vt., November 19, 1802; pursued classical studies, and graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1826; taught school 1826-1831; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Rutland, Vt.; member, State house of representatives 1833, 1836-1838, serving as speaker the last two sessions; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1836; prosecuting attorney 1836-1842; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1850; reelected as a Republican in 1856 and 1862, and served from March 4, 1851, until his death on March 28, 1866; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-sixth, Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirty-seventh through Thirty-ninth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C.; funeral services were held in the Chamber of the United States Senate; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vt.)
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