Sam Houston
In 1812 Sam Houston reported to a training camp in 39th infantry regiment to fight the British in the war of 1812
Sam Houston became a lawyer then was elected to congress
Sam Houston then became governor for the state of Tennesee
Sam Houston was elected president of Texas
Mexico invaded twice in 1836 and Sam always worked for peace in Mexico and Native Americans.
The nation was wrestling between slavery, and Sam Houston was in the middle of it so he proved a wise stateman always torward peace and compromise.