Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was the second president of the Republic of Texas and fought during the Mexican War.
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was born on August 16, 1798 in Louisville, Georgia. He became secretary to the governor of Georgia and later moved to Texas, where he fought in the independence struggle against Mexico. He became secretary of war in the provisional government of Texas, then vice president of Texas under Sam Houston. In 1838 Lamar won his own term as president. He died in 1859.