Solomon Foot

Solomon Foot ( born November 19, 1802 in Cornwall, Addison County, Vermont, † March 28, 1866 in Washington DC) was an American politician who represented the state of Vermont in both chambers of the U.S. Congress.

After graduating from Middlebury College Solomon Foot worked from 1826 to 1831, first as a teacher. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Rutland.

In 1833 he was first politically active as a member of the House of Representatives from Vermont; the parliamentary chamber of his home state, he was again in 1836-1838. In 1836 he was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Vermont; 1836-1842 he worked also as a prosecutor.

On March 4, 1843 Solomon Foot went as representative of the Whig party in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served until March 3, 1847. In 1850 he was elected for the Whigs in liquidation in the U.S. Senate, his re-election in 1856 was for the Republicans. He remained there until his death in 1866 in the Senate and served there 1861-1864 as president pro tempore.