Samuel A. Foot

Samuel Augustus Foot ( born November 8, 1780 in Cheshire, Connecticut, † September 15, 1846 ibid ) was an American politician who served as Governor of the State of Connecticut and those represented in both houses of Congress.

Foot made ​​in 1797 graduated from Yale College and then attended law school in Litchfield. Due to health problems he gave his law studies, however, and was on the ship dealer in New Haven. In 1803 he married Eudocia Hull, with whom he had seven children. One of them was Andrew Hull Foote, who earned as an admiral during the Civil War merits. 1813 Foot returned back to Cheshire and turned to agriculture.

From 1817 to 1818 he was a member of the House of Connecticut. After the election, the U.S. Repräsententenhaus he represented his state from 1819 to 1821 in Washington. In the following years, alternated periods of office in Connecticut and in the capital: from 1821 to 1823 and again from 1825 to 1826 he was a member of the state legislature in Hartford; 1823-1825 he was the second time congressman.

On March 4, 1827 Samuel Foot finally took up his seat in the Senate of the United States; there he represented the interests of the anti - Jacksonians ( Nationalrepublikaner ). From his time in the Senate named after him Foot Resolution is remembered, after which the sale of public land should be restricted. During the debate on this resolution did Daniel Webster, Senator from Massachusetts, a speech in which he famously phrase " Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever" (Liberty and Union, united and indivisible, now and forever ) cars.

Foot failed 1832 re-election, but was elected for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served for the third time from March 4, 1833 until his resignation on May 9, 1834. He resigned his seat to become governor of his home state of Connecticut. After two years in office, he failed in 1836 with the re-election; in the meantime he had joined the Whigs.