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Solomon Foot

In office
March 4, 1851 – March 28, 1866
Preceded by Samuel S. Phelps
Succeeded by George F. Edmunds

Born November 19, 1802(1802-11-19)
Cornwall, Vermont, U.S.
Died March 28, 1866 (aged 63)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Whig, Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer, Teacher

Solomon Foot (born on November 19, 1802 in Cornwall, Vermont - died on March 28, 1866 in Washington, D.C.) 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.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hiland Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1849
Succeeded by
William Henry
United States Senate
Preceded by
Samuel S. Phelps
United States Senator (Class 1) from Vermont
March 4, 1851 – March 28, 1866
Served alongside: William Upham, Samuel S. Phelps, Lawrence Brainerd, Jacob Collamer and Luke P. Poland
Succeeded by
George F. Edmunds
Political offices
Preceded by
Benjamin Fitzpatrick
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
February 16, 1861 – April 13, 1864
Succeeded by
Daniel Clark


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