Sam Houston had been forbidden by law from succeeding himself as Texas president. He left office in the grip of his old demons, depression and drinking. Houston traveled east to visit his family and Andrew Jackson, now retired. Reports soon reached Texas of Houston's wild carousing. But something happened on the trip that would change Houston's life forever.
At a Glance
Fourth President of Texas
Served: Dec. 13, 1841 - Dec. 9, 1844
Born: March 2, 1793 in Rockbridge County, Virginia
Died: July 26, 1863 in Huntsville, Texas
Married to Margaret Lea