Senator Sam Houston of Texas, 29th Congress

2/21/1846

Sam Houston grew up in Tennessee and served in the U.S. Congress as a Representative. He eventually became Governor of Tennessee. Houston later moved to Texas and became a military leader in the fight to free Texas from Mexico. When the United States annexed Texas, he became one of the first Senators to represent the new state. This 1846 credential verifies Sam Houston’s election to the U.S. Senate.

National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate Used with the permission of the U.S. Senate


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