Solomon Foot Explained

Solomon Foot
Jr/Sr:United States Senator
State:Vermont
Party:Whig, Republican
Term:March 4, 1851  - March 28, 1866
Preceded:Samuel S. Phelps
Succeeded:George F. Edmunds
Birth Date:November 19, 1802
Birth Place:Cornwall, Vermont, U.S.
Death Place:Washington, D.C., U.S.
Profession:Politician, Lawyer, Teacher

Solomon Foot (November 19, 1802March 28, 1866) was a Vermont lawyer, state representative and later senator who spent more than 25 years in elected office. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1826 and was admitted to the bar in 1831. He served as a state representative briefly in 1833, and also from 1836 to 1838. After six years as a prosecuting attorney, he was elected as a Whig congressman in 1843 and as a senator in 1850. He was re-elected as a Republican senator in 1856, in which capacity he served until his death in 1866. He served as President pro tempore of the Senate from 1861 to 1864.