Houston, We Have Our First Senator

The United States annexed Texas in 1845 and Sam Houston was elected with Thomas Jefferson Rusk to become the Longhorn State’s first two Senators. The former President of the Republic of Texas, and one of only four men to have held that position, was officially sent to Washington by the first Governor of Texas, Joseph P. Henderson.

Below is the letter of credentials for the Honorable Sam Houston.

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credentials of Sam Houston to sit as Senator from Texas
credentials of Sam Houston to sit as Senator from Texas

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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