Sam Houston circa 1850
|7th Governor of Texas|
December 31, 1859 â€“ March 28, 1861
|Preceded by||Hardin Richard Runnels|
|Succeeded by||Edward Clark|
|United States Senator
February 21, 1846 â€“ March 4, 1847
December 18, 1847 â€“ March 4, 1859
|Succeeded by||John Hemphill|
|1st and 3rd President of Texas|
December 21, 1841 â€“ December 9, 1844
|Vice President||Edward Burleson|
|Preceded by||Mirabeau B. Lamar|
|Succeeded by||Anson Jones|
October 22, 1836 â€“ December 10, 1838
|Vice President||Mirabeau B. Lamar|
|Preceded by||David G. Burnet (ad interim)|
|Succeeded by||Mirabeau B. Lamar|
|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the San Augustine district
|6th Governor of Tennessee|
October 1, 1827 â€“ April 16, 1829
|Preceded by||William Carroll|
|Succeeded by||William Hall|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee’s 7th district
March 4, 1823 â€“ March 4, 1827
|Succeeded by||John Bell|
March 2, 1793|
Rockbridge County, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||July 26, 1863
Huntsville, Texas, C.S.
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery
Huntsville, Texas, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (1846â€“1854)
Constitutional Union (1860â€“1861)
(formerly Roman Catholic)
|Allegiance|| United States
|Service/branch||United States Army
Army of the Republic of Texas
|Years of service||U.S. Army: 1813â€“18
Texian Army: 1835â€“36
|Rank||U.S. Army: First lieutenant
Texian Army: Major general
|Unit||U.S. Army: 39th Infantry Regiment|
|Commands||Texian Army: Army of the Republic of Texas|
|Battles/wars||War of 1812
â€¢ Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Texas Revolutionary War
â€¢ Battle of San Jacinto
Whether his policy was right or wrong, he built up the glory of the nation.
Texas, to be respected must be polite. Santa Anna living, can be of incalculable benefit to Texas; Santa Anna dead, would just be another dead Mexican.
I would give no thought of what the world might say of me, if I could only transmit to posterity the reputation of an honest man.
I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone.
Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.
All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men.
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman.
Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.
I would not be gotten into a schoolhouse until I was eight years old. Nor did I accomplish much after I started. I doubt if I had gone to school six months in all when my father died. I was fourteen at the time.
A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.