Foote, Henry S. (Henry Stuart), 1804-1880

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Birth 1804-02-28
Death 1880-05-20

Biographical notes:

United States Senator and Governor of Mississippi.

From the description of Letter signed : Washington, D.C., to the President, 1878 Jun. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538122

American political leader.

From the description of Autograph letter signed from Horace H. Harrison : [n.p.], to President, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270519281

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525655

Native of Virginia; graduate of Washington College; practiced law in Alabama and Mississippi; United States Senator from Mississippi 1848-1852; Mississippi governor 1852-1854; member of the Confederate Congress; author of numerous works on the South and Southwest.

From the description of Letter and autograph, 1853 August 20. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 16103864

Foote worked as an attorney prior to his election to the U. S. Senate, 1847, and to the governorship of Mississippi, 1852.

From the description of Foote, Henry Stuart, papers, 1836-1852. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 35074219

Henry Stuart Foote (1804-1880), elected United States senator from Mississippi in 1847 and later governor, supported the Compromise of 1850. He spent part of the 1850's in California but returned to Mississippi.

From the description of Letter: to Colonel William Hickey /by Henry Stuart Foote, 1804-1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127578


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  • Compromise of 1850
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  • Mississippi (as recorded)
  • Pagosa Springs (Colo.) (as recorded)
  • Vicksburg (Miss.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
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  • Hinds County (Miss.) (as recorded)