Sam Houston was an American politician. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico in one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history. Wikipedia*

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U.S. Senator, American-TX December 3, 1855 - March 3, 1859 Videos: 0 U.S. Senator, D-TX December 1, 1845 - March 3, 1855 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Jackson-TN 7th December 5, 1825 - March 3, 1827 Videos: 0 U.S. Representative, Jackson Republican-TN 7th December 1, 1823 - March 3, 1825 Videos: 0

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