What is Sam Houston?

  • (noun): United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863).
    Synonyms: Houston, Samuel Houston

Sam Houston

Samuel "Sam" Houston (March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was a nineteenth-century American statesman, politician, and soldier. He is best known for his leading role in bringing Texas into the United States.

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Sam Houston - Honors
... Sam Houston, Commemorative Issue of 1963 Texas Centennial Issue of 1936, showing Sam Houston, The Alamo, and Stephen F ... Austin 67-foot-tall (20 m) statue of Sam Houston near Huntsville, Texas Statue of Sam Houston in Hermann Park The Sam Houston State Office ... city of Houston in Southeast Texas was named in honor of Sam Houston Huntsville, Texas, is the home of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, a 67 ft (20 m) statue, Sam Houston State University, and Houston's gravesite ...
Political Party Strength In Texas
... Rusk (D) Sam Houston (D) 2D 1847 George T ... Pease (U) David Catchings Dickson (D) 1855 ... Hardin Richard Runnels (D) Sam Houston (K-N) 1D 1K-N 1856 James Willie James Buchanan and John C ... White (D) Matthias Ward (D) 1859 Sam Houston (I) Edward Clark (D) John Hemphill (D) 1860 George M ...
Sic 'em Bears - History
... The famous Texas revolutionary war leader and hero Sam Houston gave the first $5,000 donation to start the university ... In 1854, Houston was also baptized by the Rev ... And many of the early leaders of the Republic of Texas, such as Sam Houston, would later sent their children to Baylor to be educated ...
Sam Houston State Bearkats
... The Bearkats represent Sam Houston State University in intercollegiate athletics ... Sam Houston State's colors are orange and white and their mascot is the Bearkats ... Sam Houston State sports teams participate in NCAA Division I (Football Championship Subdivision (FCS-formerly known as Division I-AA) for football) in the Southland Conference ...
Sam Houston Schoolhouse
... Sam Houston Schoolhouse is a single-room log cabin-style schoolhouse in Maryville, Tennessee, built in 1794 ... Sam Houston taught at the school as a young man, before the War of 1812 ...

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