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Sam Houston of Texas withdraws his name from consideration in the presidential contest

Samuel Houston, detail
08/18/1860
Former senator and sitting governor of Texas Sam Houston had been touted as a presidential candidate that could bring together all conservatives committed to the holding together of the Union.  After weeks of indecision, he announced that he would not be a candidate.  Later, true to his convictions, he was removed as Texas governor on March 16, 1861 for refusing the oath to the Confederacy.  He died in 1863.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 413.

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