This Liberty ship was named for Sam Houston (1793-1863). Sam Houston was a lawyer, soldier, statesman, and leader of the Texas Revolution. Houston was an officer in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812 and led Texan forces as a major general during the Texas Revolution. Houston served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee from 1823-1827, Governor of Tennessee from 1827-1829, President of Texas from 1836-1838 and from 1841-1844, U.S. Senator from Texas from 1846-1859, and Governor of Texas from 1859-1861. Houston was an important figure in Texas history and is the namesake of Houston, Texas.
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