Journaled Volume Eight - Page 22

o March 2nd, 1793 is Sam Houston's birthday

o He was a soldier and a politician

o As a teen he ran away to join the Cherokee's who accepted him as a memeber of their tribe

o Later became the congressman and governor of Tennessee

o In 1832 became the commander for the Texas Independence war

o Defeated Mexican army in 1836 in the battle of San Jacinto

o Served as a senator and then governor of the new state of Texas

o Was removed in 1861 for refusal to swear to the Confederacy

o Houston was named after him