This Day in Texas History: Sam Houston Nominated for President of the Republic of Texas

This Day in Texas History:

Sam Houston Nominated for President of the Republic of Texas
August 15, 1836

On this day in 1836, Philip Sublett nominated Sam Houston for president of the Republic of Texas.

Sublett, a Kentucky native, had participated in the battle of Nacogdoches in 1832 and was a delegate to the conventions of 1832 and 1833. In 1835 he was elected chairman of the San Augustine Committee of Safety and Correspondence. On October 6 he submitted a resolution appointing Houston commander-in-chief of the forces of San Augustine and Nacogdoches until the Consultation should meet.

Sublett was commissioned lieutenant colonel in October and in December 1835 was present at the siege of Bexar. He returned to his farm east of San Augustine after the battle of Concepción. Sam Houston resided in Sublett’s home while recuperating from wounds received at San Jacinto. Sublett died in San Augustine on February 25, 1850.

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