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."
At a Glance
Third President of Texas
Served: Dec. 10, 1838 - Dec. 13, 1841
Born: August 16, 1798, near Louisville, Georgia
Died: December 19, 1859 in Richmond, Texas
No first lady (widowed)