Sam Houston
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11th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 4, 1861
Vice President William R. King
Preceded by James K. Polk
Succeeded by Stephen A. Douglas
1st and 3rd President of Texas
In office
December 21, 1841 – December 9, 1844
Vice President Edward Burleson
Preceded by Mirabeau B. Lamar
Succeeded by Anson Jones
In office
October 22, 1836 – December 10, 1838
Vice President Mirabeau B. Lamar
Preceded by David G. Burnet (ad interim)
Succeeded by Mirabeau B. Lamar
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
December 18, 1847 – March 4, 1853
Preceded by Vacant
Succeeded by John Hemphill
In office
February 26, 1846 – March 4, 1847
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Vacant
Member of the Republic of Texas House of Representatives from San Augustine
In office
7th Governor of Tennessee
In office
October 1, 1827 – April 16, 1829
Preceded by William Carroll
Succeeded by William Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – March 4, 1827
Preceded by None (district created)
Succeeded by John Bell
Personal details
Born Samuel Houston
March 2, 1793(1793-03-02)
Rockbridge County, Virginia, U.S.
Died July 26, 1863(1863-07-26) (aged 70)
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery
Huntsville, Texas
Political party Democratic
Religion Baptist
(formerly Roman Catholic)
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Army of the Republic of Texas
Rank U.S. Army: First lieutenant
Texian Army: Major general
Battles/wars Louisiana War
 • Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Texas Revolutionary War
 • Battle of San Jacinto