Sam Houston — American Politician born on March 02, 1793, died on July 26, 1863

Samuel "Sam" Houston was an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico. The only American to be elected governor of two different states, he was also the only governor within a future Confederate state to oppose secession and to refuse an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, a decision that led to his removal from office by the Texas secession convention... (wikipedia)

Texas will again lift it's head and stand among the nations. It ought to do so, for no country upon the globe can compare with it in natural advantages.
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
A leader is someone who helps improve the lives of other people or improve the system they live under.
Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman.
I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone.