Henry S. Foote

Henry S. Foote

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Henry Stuart Foote was a United States Senator from Mississippi from 1847 to 1852 and Governor of Mississippi from 1852 to 1854. His emotional leadership on the Senate floor helped secure passage of the Compromise of 1850, which for a time averted a civil war in the United States. Henry S. Foote was born in Fauquier County, Virginia. He pursued classical studies in 1819 but did not graduate from Washington College, to his regret. He later studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1823, and commenced practice in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1825. In Tuscumbia, Foote established a newspaper, frequently lent books from his personal library, and was one of 21 local trustees who founded in 1830 LaGrange College, now the University of North Alabama. LaGrange was the first college to open its doors in Alabama and gain a charter from the state legislature. Foote moved to Mississippi and practiced law in Jackson, Natchez, Vicksburg, and Raymondshow more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136655004
  • 9786136655000