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Houston, Sam, 1793-1863

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Personal name headingHouston, Sam, 1793-1863
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Variant(s)Houston, Samuel, 1793-1863
See alsoTennessee. Governor (1827-1829 : Houston)
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Texas. President (1836-1838 : Houston)
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Texas. President (1841-1844 : Houston)
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Texas. Governor (1859-1861 : Houston)
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Birth date17930302
Death date18630726
Place of birthRockbridge County (Va.)
Place of deathHuntsville (Tex.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
Texas. Congress
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators
Governors
Politician
Found inLetter of General Sam Houston to General Santa Anna ... 1852.
Tennessee blue bk., 2007-2008: p. 491 (Sam Houston, 1827-1829)
Wikipedia, Jan. 27, 2011 (Samuel Houston, known as Sam Houston; b. Rockbridge County, Va., March 2, 1793; d. Huntsville, Tex., July 26, 1863; 19th-century American statesman, politician, and soldier; a key figure in the history of Texas; elected as the first and third President of the Republic of Texas, US Senator for Texas after it joined the United States, and finally as governor of the state)
Texas almanac, 2011 : p. 456 (Presidents of the Republic of Texas: Sam Houston October 22, 1836-Dec. 10, 1838, Dec. 13, 1841-Dec. 9, 1844 ; Governors Since Annexation: Sam Houston Dec. 21, 1859-Mar. 16, 1861)
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, December 12, 2013 (Houston, Samuel, (father of Andrew Jackson Houston and cousin of David Hubbard), a Representative from Tennessee and a Senator from Texas; born at Timber Ridge Church, near Lexington, Va., March 2, 1793; moved about 1808 with his widowed mother to Blount County, Tenn.; attended Maryville Academy (now Maryville College), Maryville, Tenn.; employed as a clerk in a store in Kingston, Tenn.; enlisted as a private in the United States Infantry 1813; served under General Andrew Jackson in the Creek War, rose to lieutenant, and resigned from the Army in 1818; studied law, admitted to the bar in 1818, and commenced practice in Lebanon, Tenn.; district attorney in 1819; adjutant general of the State 1820; major general 1821; elected to the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); Governor of Tennessee 1827-1829, when he resigned; moved to the territory of the Cherokee Nation, now a part of Oklahoma, was a trader, and was made a member of the Cherokee Nation by action of the National Council; moved to Texas around 1835 and was a member of the convention at San Felipe de Austin, the purpose of which was to establish separate statehood for Texas; member of the constitutional convention in 1835; commander in chief of the Texas Army; successfully led the Texans against the Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto in April 1836; first President of the Republic of Texas 1836-1838; member, Texas Congress 1838-1840; again President of the Republic 1841-1844; upon the admission of Texas as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1847 and 1853 and served from February 21, 1846, to March 3, 1859; chairman, Committee on Militia (Thirty-first through Thirty-fourth Congresses); Governor of Texas 1859-1861; deposed March 18, 1861, because he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate States; died in Huntsville, Tex., July 26, 1863; interment in Oakwood Cemetery)
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