Foote, Henry Stuart

Life Span
to
Full name
Henry Stuart Foote
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
Other
Other Education
Washington College, VA
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Journalist
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
Hayes Administration (1877-81)
US Senate
Governor

Henry Stuart Foote (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
FOOTE, Henry Stuart, a Senator from Mississippi; born in Fauquier County, Va., February 28, 1804; pursued classical studies; graduated from Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., in 1819; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Tuscumbia, Ala., in 1825; moved to Mississippi in 1826 and practiced law in Jackson, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Raymond; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1847, until January 8, 1852, when he resigned to become Governor; chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses); Governor of Mississippi 1852-1854; moved to California in 1854; returned to Vicksburg, Miss., in 1858; member of the Southern convention held at Knoxville in 1859; moved to Tennessee and settled near Nashville; elected to the First and Second Confederate Congresses; afterwards moved to Washington, D.C., and practiced law; appointed by President Rutherford Hayes superintendent of the mint at New Orleans 1878-1880; author; died in Nashville, Tenn., on May 20, 1880; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
“Foote, Henry Stuart,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000251.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Foote, Henry Stuart. The Bench and Bar of the South and Southwest. St. Louis: Soule, Thomas Wentworth, 1876. view record
Foote, Henry Stuart. War of the Rebellion. New York: Harper Brothers, 1866. view record
Gonzales, John Edmond. “Henry Stuart Foote: Confederate Congressman and Exile.” Civil War History 11 (December 1965): 384-395. view record
Gonzales, John Edmond. “Henry Stuart Foote: A Forgotten Unionist of the Fifties.”Southern Quarterly 1 (January 1963): 129-139. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Foote, Henry Stuart," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5669.