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Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836) was an American-born empresario. Known as the " Father of Texas " and the founder of Anglo Texas,   he led the second and, ultimately, the successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families and their slaves from the United States to the Tejas region of Mexico in 1825.
Stephen Austin, in full Stephen Fuller Austin, (born November 3, 1793, Austinville, Virginia, U.S.—died December 27, 1836, Columbia, Republic of Texas [now West Columbia, Texas]), founder in the 1820s of the principal settlements of English-speaking people in Texas when that territory was still part of Mexico.
Stephen F. Austin (November 3, 1793–December 27, 1836) was a lawyer, settler, and administrator who played a key role in the secession of Texas from Mexico. He brought hundreds of U.S. families into Texas on behalf of the Mexican government, which wished to populate the isolated northern state.
Stephen F. Austin had not been enthusiastic about the Texas colony, but he was true to his father's wishes. He arrived in San Antonio shortly after his father's death and negotiated with the Spanish governor on the details of the proposed colony. The first colonists arrived in Texas in December 1821.
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Utah Tech’s Chase Rodriguez (50) lines up a bunt attempt against Stephen F. Austin in a WAC baseball game, St. George, Utah, March 25, 2023 | Photo by E. George Goold, St. George News.