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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Foote, Henry Stuart 1800-1880 (search)
Foote, Henry Stuart 1800-1880 Statesman; born in Fauquier county, Va., Sept. 20, 1800; graduated at Washington College in 1819, and admitted to the bar in 1822; removed to Mississippi in 1826, where he entered into active politics while practising his profession. In 1847 he was elected to the United States Senate, and in 1852 was elected governor of the State, his opponent being Jefferson Davis. Mr. Foote was a strong opponent of secession at the Southern Convention held at Knoxville, Teferson Davis. Mr. Foote was a strong opponent of secession at the Southern Convention held at Knoxville, Tenn., in May, 1859, but when secession was an assured fact he accepted an election to the Confederate Congress, where he was active in his opposition to most of President Davis's measures. He wrote Texas and the Texans (2 volumes); The War of the rebellion, or Scylla and Charybdis, Personal reminiscences, etc. In his day he was a noted duellist. He died in Nashville, Tenn., May 20, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mississippi, (search)
rm beginsJan. 1844 Joseph W. Matthews, Democratterm beginsJan. 1848 John A. Quitman, Democratterm beginsJan. 1850 John Isaac Guion, pres. of the Senate, acting, Feb. 3, 1851 James Whitefield, pres. of the Senate,term begins Nov. 25, 1851 Henry S. Foote, Union term begins Jan. 1852 John J. McRae term beginsJan. 1854 William McWillie term begins Nov. 16, 1857 John J. Pettus, Democrat term begins Jan. 1860 Jacob Thompson term beginsJan. 1862 Charles Clarke term begins Jan. 1864 W. L. Shaer 24th to 29th 1836 to 1845 James F. Trotter 25th 1838 Thomas H. Williams 25th 1838 John Henderson 26th to 28th 1839 to 1845 Joseph W. Chalmers 29th 1845 Jesse Speight 29th to 30th 1845 to 1847 Jefferson Davis 30th to 32d 1847 to 1851 Henry S. Foote 30th to 32d 1847 to 1851 John I. McRae 32d 1852 Stephen Adams 32d to 34th 1852 to 1857 Walter Brooke 32d 1852 to 1853 Albert G. Brown 33d to 36th 1854 to 1861 Jefferson Davis 35th to 36th 1857 to 1861 [37th, 38th, 39th, 40th Congresse