Foote, Thaddeus - from United States

ID: 261154
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1844

Colonel (army), lawyer, judge. After graduation he studied a year in Harvard Law School, was admitted to the bar on April 9, 1847, and practiced for a time in Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio. About 1850 he removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., and was Prosecuting Agent of Kent County for four years.

At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army, and was appointed Major of the 6th Michigan Cavalry on October 13, 1862, and Colonel of the 10th Cavalry on September 5, 1863. He resigned from disability on July 25, 1864, and was honorably discharged.

After the war he was Pension Agent in Grand Rapids eight years (1869 to 1877) From 1879 to 1881 he was in partnership with George P. Wanty (LL.B. Univ. of Mich. 1878), afterward U S. District Judge, and later was associated with Edward W. Withey, Esq. Several years ago failing health compelled him to withdraw from active business Colonel Foote died of old age at Grand Rapids on February 3, 1903, in his 82d year. He was born in South wick, Hampden County, Mass , on April 27, 1821.

Obituary record of Graduates of Yale College, year 1902-03, page 219

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