Mirabeau B. LAMAR

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American politician, Poet, Industrialist, Businessman

FrenchBorn Mirabeau Buonaparte LAMAR

Texas politician, poet, diplomat, and soldier, 2nd President of Texas

Born on August 16, 1798 in Louisville, Georgia , United States

Died on December 25, 1859 in Richmond, Texas , United States

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Lamar was born in 1798 in Louisville, Georgia, and grew up at Fairfield, his father's cotton plantation near Milledgeville, then the state capital. His father's family was descended from French Huguenot Thomas Lamar, who had settled in Maryland in 1660. His parents, John and Rebecca (Lamar) Lamar had allowed his mother's brother to name their sons; he named them after his favorite historical heroes.

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