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Samuel Augustus FOOT

(1780-1846)
Senate Years of Service:
1827-1833
Party:
Adams; Anti-Jacksonian

FOOT, Samuel Augustus, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Cheshire, Conn., November 8, 1780; graduated from Yale College in 1797; attended the Litchfield Law School; discontinued law studies because of ill health and engaged in the shipping trade at New Haven; returned to Cheshire in 1813 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1817-1818; elected to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); member, State house of representatives 1821-1823, 1825-1826, and served as speaker 1825-1826; elected to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); elected as Adams (later Anti-Jacksonian) to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1827, to March 3, 1833; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1832; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); elected to the Twenty-third Congress, and served from March 4, 1833, to May 9, 1834, when he resigned to become Governor of Connecticut; Governor of Connecticut in 1834-1835; unsuccessful Whig candidate for Governor in 1836; died in Cheshire, Conn., on September 15, 1846; interment in Hillside Cemetery.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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