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Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (August 16, 1798 – December 25, 1859) was an attorney born in Georgia, who became a Texas politician, poet, diplomat, and soldier. He was a leading Texas political figure during the Texas Republic era. He was elected as the second President of the Republic of Texas after Sam Houston.
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, (born Aug. 16, 1798, Louisville, Ga., U.S.—died Dec. 19, 1859, Richmond, Texas), second president of the Republic of Texas. After an unsuccessful career as a merchant in Alabama, Lamar took a position as secretary to the governor of Georgia. He later became editor of a distinctly states-rights newspaper, the Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer.
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was born in Georgia in 1798, the son of a successful planter. As a young man, Lamar was multi-talented -- he excelled at horseback riding and fencing, wrote poetry, painted in oils, and read widely, making himself knowledgeable on a range of topics. By the time he was 25, Lamar was serving as secretary to the governor of Georgia.
Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte (1798–1859). Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, son of John and Rebecca (Lamar) Lamar, president of the Republic of Texas, was born near Louisville, Georgia, on August 16, 1798. He grew up at Fairfield, his father's plantation near Milledgeville. He attended academies at Milledgeville and Eatonton and was an omnivorous reader.
Mirabeau B. Lamar. Romantic in nature, classically educated, and possessed of what a friend called "a gentle playfulness," Mirabeau B. Lamar stood out from the crowd of early Texas frontiersmen. His term of office was marked by ambitious schemes that ended in failure, but he left a lasting legacy as the "Father of Texas Education."
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar Birth 16 Aug 1798 Louisville, Jefferson County, Georgia, USA Death 19 Dec 1859 (aged 61) Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA Burial Morton Cemetery Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA Show Map Memorial ID 6548954 · View Source Share Save to Suggest Edits Memorial Photos Flowers Memorials Region North America USA
Neither did Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar, though he almost certainly would have donned the gray had he not keeled over in 1859. Texas’s bombastic and grandiose second president is now the namesake...
Born in Georgia in 1798, Mirabeau B. Lamar excelled in his youth as a horseman, writer of verse, and painter in oils. He came to Texas in 1835. After a quick trip back to Georgia to settle his affairs, he returned to Texas in the midst of the revolution and enlisted as a private in the Texas army. He served with distinction and in the span of a few short months, rose in the ranks from private to major general.
Mirabeau B. Lamar came to Texas in 1835 intending to write its history, a saga that even then trailed pretty far back. He never got around to doing his book (though he did gather a lot of material that is still useful to scholars today), but he certainly had a hand in making some of Texas’ history.
Georgia native Mirabeau B. Lamar, a state senator, journalist, poet, and soldier, served as the second president of the Republic of Texas, from 1838 to 1841. Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was born on August 16, 1798, near Louisville, to Rebecca and John Lamar. He attended public school in Eatonton and Milledgeville but, due to financial concerns, decided to forgo college.