Erratic Second President Never Lived Up To Potential

What story is “This Week in Texas HIstory” telling for the week of Wednesday, December 11 through Tuesday, December 17?  The up-and-down life and career of the Lone Star Republic’s second president.

When Mirabeau Lamar left Texas’ highest office in December 1842, he was a physical and emotional wreck.  The stresses and strains of the presidency were just too much for the Georgian, who had little to show for the last 17 years of his life.

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