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  1. United States politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to make it a part of the United States (1793-1863)


  1. Sam Houston: 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 Southern governor 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.
    • also known as סאם יוסטון; 山姆·休士頓; Хьюстон, Сэм
    • born on (222 years ago) in Rockbridge County
    • ethnicity: Scottish American, Scotch-Irish American
    • nationality: United States of America
    • religion: Baptists
    • profession: Lawyer, politician, military officer, soldier
    • spouses:
    • parent of
    • died on (152 years ago) in Huntsville
    • written works: "The Personal Correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume II: 1846-1848", "The autobiography of Sam Houston", "Letter of General Sam Houston to General Santa Anna", "Nebraska bill, Indian tribes", "The writings of Sam Houston, 1813-1863", "Ever thine truly", "The personal correspondence of Sam Houston, Volume I", "Naval retiring board", "1852-1863"
  2. Sam Houston a.k.a. Michael Smith: Michael Maurice Smith is a second-generation professional wrestler who is best known for competing under the ring name Sam Houston in the 1980s. His father is former wrestler Grizzly Smith, his half-brother is Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and his younger sister is former WWF Women's Champion Rockin' Robin.
  3. Sam Houston was a bodyguard to Gen. George Washington and was one of the first residents of Searsport, Maine. He is depicted in the painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, and his cutlass and chest are on display at the Penobscot Marine Museum.

There are other people with in their name, like Sam Houston Clinton and Sam Houston Johnson.


Sam Houston is a fictional character from The Alamo and Two for Texas.


  1. "Sam Houston" is an award-winning book by James L. Haley.
    • award: - Spur Award for Best Nonfiction Biography, received by James L. Haley
  2. "Sam Houston" is a book by Llerena Friend.
    • also known as "Sam Houston, the great designer"
  3. "Sam Houston" is a book by Noel Gerson.
    • also known as "Sam Houston; a biographical novel"


"Sam Houston", also known as Sam Houston Monument, is an outdoor bronze sculpture of Sam Houston by Enrico Cerracchio, located at the northwest corner of Hermann Park in Houston, Texas, in the United States. The work is administered by the City of Houston's Municipal Arts Commission.

  • begun in and completed in (91 years ago)
  • media: bronze

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sam Houston

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Google previewHoustorian Dictionary, The: An Insider's Index to Houston (2015)

by James Glassman

The rallying cry by General saM HoUsTon and the TexIan Army at the BaTTle of sanjaCInTo on April 21, 1836. rendeZ-voUs HoUsTon Performance for the Texas sesqUICenTennIal by Jean Michel Jarre in 1986 that included lasers, music and ...

Google previewHeadquarters Army Civilian Personnel System: HQ ACPERS Data Element Dictionary, December 2000

TX Commanding General, Defense Center, Fort Bliss, TX Air Defense Center, Fort Bliss, TX HQ, Fifth Army, Fort Sam Houston, TX USA Garrison, Fort Sam Houston, TX San Antonio Military Entrance Processing Station, San Antonio, TX Army ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009)

by Helen Taylor Greene, Shaun L. Gabbidon

Gray Sam Houston State University Shani P. Gray Valdosta State University Tanya Greathouse University of Colorado Alfonzo Greenidge Mountain View College Sean Patrick Griffin Penn State Abington Timothy Griffin University of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Community Policing and Problem Solving (2013)

by Kenneth J. Peak

Cody Gaines Sam Houston State University Larry K. Gaines California State University, San Bernardino Daniel W. Gerard Cincinnati, Ohio, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Juvenile Justice (2002)

by Marilyn D. McShane, Frank P Williams III

Sam Houston State University Specialization: Institutional and community corrections, child abuse, criminal ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (2001)

by Jerold E. Brown

FORT SAM HOUSTON mission is to train the Army's helicopter and fixed- wing pilots, maintenance personnel, and air traffic controllers. Established in 1942 as the Ozark Triangle Division Camp on land purchased in 1935, the post was ...

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Small photo of Austin, TX/USA - circa February 2016: Sam Houston Statue Monument inside Texas State Capitol in Austin, TXSmall photo of Skyline of skyscrapers illuminated at night with Sam Houston Park illuminated at nightSmall photo of Houston, TEXAS/USA - APRIL 8, 2015: Tourist rests at base of General Sam Houston statue in Hermann Park at Montrose and Main streets. The bronze sculpture was created by Enrico Filiberto Cerrachio.Small photo of Sam Houston Park, small pond with fountain. Texas, USSmall photo of Swamp with bald-cypresses at the Sam Houston Jones State Park, Louisiana USASmall photo of Swamp with bald-cypresses at the Sam Houston Jones State Park, Louisiana USASmall photo of USA - CIRCA 1964: Postage stamps printed in USA, shows Sam Houston (1793-1863), soldier, president of Texas, US senator, circa 1964 More...

Quotes about Sam Houston

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. (Sam Houston)
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