Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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HOUSTON

II.160.1

HOUSTON, Samuel, was born near Lexington, Va., March 2, 1793, and died at Huntersville, Texas, July 25, 1863. He removed to Tennessee in 1807, was adopted into the Cherokee tribe of Indians, but left them and studied law at Nashville. He was a democratic congressman 1823-7 and governor 1827-9, but rejoined the Cherokees in Arkansas before his term was end ed. He emigrated to Texas in 1833, and as commander-in-chief defeated Santa Anna at San Jacinto, April 2. 1836. He was president of the republic of Texas 1836-8 and 1842-4, United States senator 1846-59, and governor 1859-61. (See TEXAS.)

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