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Sam Houston, hero of the Republic and State of Texas, dies at his home in Huntsville

Samuel Houston, 1859, detail
07/25/1863
Sam Houston, former President of the Republic of Texas, former Governor of the state of Texas, and former United States Senator, died of pneumonia in Huntsville, Texas where he had spent his retirement from politics.  Elected governor again in 1861, Houston had fought powerfully against the secession of Texas and on his failure to prevent it, resigned. He was buried in Huntsville.  He was seventy years old.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
C. Edwards Lester,  Life and Achievements of Sam Houston: hero and statesman (New York: Hurst and Company, 1883), 242.

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