Anson Jones: The Last President of Texas by Herbert Gambrell

By Herbert Gambrell

This is the tale of a brand new Englander who got here penniless to Mexican Texas in 1833 and in the subsequent decade helped to deliver his followed nation during the turbulent issues of payment, revolution, political experimentation, and statehood.

Within a 12 months of his arrival, Anson Jones was once effectively working towards medication, buying land, and resolving to prevent politics; yet then the Revolution erupted and Jones turned a personal within the Texas military, doubling as health care professional at San Jacinto. army responsibility performed, he resumed scientific perform yet a few acts of the 1st Congress so irked him that he grew to become a member of the second one and commenced a political profession that lasted from 1837 to 1846 in which he served successively as congressman, minister to the USA, Texas senator, secretary of nation, and president of the Republic of Texas. Anson Jones took his personal lifestyles on January nine, 1858.

Told with mind's eye and perception, Herbert Gambrell's account of the lifetime of Anson Jones can also be a colourful and concurrent biography of Texas and its people.

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