Full Name: Sam Houston
Profession: Texan Revolutionary
Why Famous: His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico.
It also paved the way to bring Texas into the United States as a constituent state.
- 1836-09-05 Sam Houston elected President of the Republic of Texas
- 1836-10-22 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of the Republic of Texas
- 1861-03-16 Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War)
- 1994-10-22 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas