Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sam Houston, R.I.P.

Sam Houston (1793-1863) was the first and third President of the then-Republic of Texas.  After Texas joined the Union, Sam became United States Senator from the Lone Star State.

When during the Civil War Texas seceded from the Union, he refused to swear loyalty to the Confederacy, resigned as governor, but refused to use Union troops to suppress the rebellion.

As far as is known, Sam Houston was not a singer, actor, alcoholic or drug abuser.

He was not buried in New Jersey, with unseemly hoopla.