Foote was a senator from Mississippi and was a Democrat. He served from 1847 to 1853.
Alleged misconduct & resolution
Foote faced an allegation of breach of comity on April 17, 1850 when, feeling threatened by Benton, Foote started brandishing his pistol. On Jun. 30, 1850, a committee recommended no further action against Benton or Foote since Foote had no intention of actually shooting and Benton had been threatening but hadn't acted.
|Jun. 30, 1850||Committee recommended no further action against Benton or Foote since Foote had no intention of actually shooting and Benton had been threatening but hadn't acted.|
From Dec 1847 to Jan 1852, Foote missed 141 of 873 roll call votes, which is 16.2%. This is better than the median of 22.2% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 1852. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
|Dec 1847-Mar 1848||82||8||9.8%||28th|
|Dec 1848-Mar 1849||80||12||15.0%||43rd|
|Dec 1849-Feb 1850||22||5||22.7%||69th|
|Dec 1850-Mar 1851||141||25||17.7%||47th|
|Dec 1851-Mar 1852||11||3||27.3%||50th|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo