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Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte 1798-

Statesman; born in Louisville, Ga., Aug. 16, 1798; uncle of the preceding. In 1835 he went to Texas, and commanded the cavalry in the battle of San Jacinto, which secured the independence of the province. He was attorney-general and secretary of the new State, and was elected its first vice-president in 1836, then holding the rank of major-general. He was president from 1838 to 1841, and in 1846 he joined General Taylor in the invasion of Mexico. In 1858 he published the Columbus Inquirer, a “State rights” journal. Just previous to his death, in Richmond, Tex., Dec. 19, 1859, he was United States minister to Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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