Here Comes Another Texas History Column!

“This Week in Texas History” for Wednesday, August 28 through September 3 examines the fourth and final presidential election held in the Republic of Texas.

With Sam Houston and his chief rival, Mirabeau Lamar, sitting this one out, the two primary candidates generated more yawns than interest.  The only thing Edward Burleson had going for him was his reputation as an Indian fighter, while Anson Jones was a little too full of himself for the typical Texan.  But someone had to win and preside over the Republic until statehood took effect.

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