Thomas Jefferson Rusk was an early political and military leader of the Republic of Texas, serving as its first Secretary of War and serving as a general at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was later a U.S. politician and served as a Senator from Texas from 1846 until his suicide. Wikipedia*

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