Mirabeau B. Lamar

Politician

Birthday August 16, 1798

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Louisville, GA

DEATH DATE Dec 19, 1859 (61)

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About

American politician who served as the first vice president of the Republic of Texas from 1836 to 1838. He was elected second president of Texas and served from 1838 to 1841.

Before Fame

He was accepted to Princeton University but opted to pursue business instead. When his enterprises failed to pan out, he worked as private secretary to Georgia Governor George M. Troup.

Trivia

After serving as President of Texas, he returned to U.S. Army service and fought in the Mexican-American War.

Family Life

He was married to Tabitha Jordan Lamar until her death in 1830. He later married Henrietta Maffitt.

Associated With

He was appointed Minister to Nicaragua by U.S. President James Buchanan.