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Sen. Henry Foote

Former Senator for Mississippi

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.
Photo of Sen. Henry Foote [D-MS, 1847-1853]

Voting Record

Missed Votes

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.

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Primary Sources

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