Sam Houston was born on March 5th, 1793 , close to Lexington, Virgina. He fought at in a creek war from 1813-1814. He was elected in congress in 1823-1825 and in 1827 he became governor. It was in 1836 that he became the first president of the republic of Texas. He was then a Texas senator from 1849 and ten more years to come. Sam Houston died on July 26 , 1836 in Huntsville.
Sam Houston was involved in the battle of San Jacinto , the creek war