Sam Houston has been called an American
Giant, the Great Designer, Colossus in Buckskin, the Tallest Texan, the Empire Builder, and
was certainly one of the most colorful and influential men in the history of Texas and the
United States. Before coming to Texas, he served as Governor of Tennessee, and was
groomed by Andrew Jackson as a general in the Texas Army; followed by being elected as the
first president of the Republic of Texas, and, after annexation, was elected Governor of
Texas, Sam lead his men to victory and independence by defeating Santa Anna at the Battle
of San Jacinto. Houston is the only man in U.S. history to have been governor of two
This bigger than life character is
portrayed by Mr.
Jack Edmondson and Mr. Bob Welch!