John J. Foote

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John Johnson Foote (February 11, 1816 Hamilton, Madison County, New York – April 15, 1905 Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois) was an American merchant and politician from New York.


He was the son of John Foote (1786–1884) and Mary B. (Johnson) Foote. On September 24, 1839, he married Mary Crocker (1819–1908), and they had three children.

He entered politics as a Whig, was a delegate to the Anti-Nebraska Party state convention in 1854, and joined the Republican Party upon its foundation. He was Supervisor of the Town of Hamilton in 1854 and 1856, and was both times Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Madison County.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (23rd D.) in 1858 and 1859. In 1865, he sold his business in Hamilton, and removed to a farm in Belvidere, Illinois. From 1873 to 1876, he was Auditor of the New York City Post Office under Postmaster Thomas L. James.

He was buried at the Belvidere Cemetery.

State Senator Isaac Foote (1746–1842) was his grandfather.


New York State Senate
Preceded by
George W. Bradford
New York State Senate
23rd District

Succeeded by
Perrin H. McGraw