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

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Campaigns/Elections
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