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Samuel A. Foot

 
Portrait of Former Speaker of the House, Samuel A. Foot (1780-1846)

Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives 1825-1827

Born in 1780 at Cheshire, Connecticut

Graduate of Yale 1797

Whig

1819-1821, 1823-1825, 1833-1834
U.S. House of Representatives

1827-1833 U.S. Senate

1834-1835 Governor

Died in 1846 at Cheshire, Connecticut


Foot's father was a Congregational minister. Samuel started to study law, but poor health forced him to abandon this pursuit. In 1803 Foot married Eudocia Hull and they had six children. He was first elected to the Connecticut Legislature in 1817 as a Tolerationist.

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