Texas History - Sam Houston

The 7th Governor of Texas was Sam Houston.
Accomplishments: Houston was elected governor of Texas in 1859. His term was dominated mainly by his anti-secessionist activities, in which he warned of the dangers of civil war and worked for a compromise. When he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate States of America in March of 1861 (arguing that now Texas was again an independent republic), Houston was replaced by his lieutenant governor, Edward Clark.
He was born in 1793 in Virginia and died on July 26, 1863 in Huntsville, Texas.