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Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide in Houston

Houston County, Texas, 1857
01/09/1858
Anson Jones, the fourth and final President of the Texas republic, shoots himself in his room at the Old Capitol Hotel in Houston. The Hotel had originally housed the Republic of Texas government. Originally from Massachusetts and a medical doctor who fought in the Texas Revolution, he is considered by many, because of his negotiations with the United States, to have been "the Architect of Annexation." He was fifty-nine years old at the time of his death. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Eugene M. Wait, The Second Jackson Administration (New York; Nova Publishers, 2002), 94. Eugene Campbell Barker, Charles Shirley Potts, Charles William Ramsdell, A School History of Texas (Chicago: Row, Peterson & Company, 1912), 182.

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