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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 carry his followed kingdom in the course of the turbulent issues of cost, revolution, political experimentation, and statehood.

Within a yr of his arrival, Anson Jones was once effectively training medication, buying land, and resolving to prevent politics; yet then the Revolution erupted and Jones turned a personal within the Texas military, doubling as medical professional at San Jacinto. army accountability performed, he resumed clinical perform yet a few acts of the 1st Congress so irked him that he grew to become a member of the second one and started a political profession that lasted from 1837 to 1846 within which he served successively as congressman, minister to the U.S., Texas senator, secretary of kingdom, and president of the Republic of Texas. Anson Jones took his personal existence 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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