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Sam Houston

Former Governor of Texas
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Net worth 2018: $1.4 Million
Industry: Soldiers
Residence: Rockbridge County, Virginia
Country: United States
BirthDay: 2 March 1793
Sigh: Aries
Died On: July 26, 1863
BIOGRAPHY

Sam Houston was bornon 2 March 1793 in Rockbridge County, Virginia, American, is Former Governor of Texas. Samuel “Sam” Houston was an American soldier turned politician who played a key role in the creation of a separate state of Texas in the United States. A prominent figure in the political history of Texas, this politician served as the President of the Republic of Texas twice and also as a governor of the state. He played an important role as a soldier in the War of 1812 which helped to launch his political career in future. He served under Andrew Jackson who was very impressed with the young man’s sincerity and bravery—Houston fought on in spite of being wounded and very courageously faced the bullets which left him with shoulder and arm injuries. Jackson helped to get him a position as an Indian agent to the Cherokee. He also began to study law and was elected to the US House of Representatives for Tennessee. Throughout his political career he supported Andrew Jackson and was considered by some to be Jackson’s protege in spite of their widely differing views. He was made the Commander-in-Chief at the convention to declare Texan independence and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in March 1836. He was a very reputable politician whose works were widely recognized and respected.

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1863

He developed a persistent cough in 1863 and suffered from a bout of pneumonia which led to his death at the age of 70

1845

annexed Texas in 1845 and Houston was elected to the U

1836

In his first term, he served from October 1836 to December 1838 while in his second term he served from December 1841 to December 1844

1835

He was commissioned as the Major General in Texas Army in 1835

1830

He went to Washington, DC, in 1830 and 1833 to expose the frauds which government agents had committed against the Cherokee

1829

His first marriage was to Eliza Allen in 1829 when Houston was 35 and the girl just 19

1822

House of Representatives for Tennessee in 1822 where he strongly supported Andrew Jackson who was a Democrat

1818

He began studying law at the office of Judge James Trimble and passed the bar exam; he was appointed as the local prosecutor in Nashville in 1818

1814

While fighting at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814 he was badly wounded but had his injuries bandaged and rejoined the war

1812

He enlisted in the 39th Infantry Regiment in 1812 to fight the British in the War of 1812

1809

He was made to work as a shop clerk at his older brothers’ store which left the teenager dissatisfied; he ran away from home in 1809 at the age of 16

1807

His father died in 1807 and his mother took the children to eastern Tennessee

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