Nacogdoches in Nacogdoches County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Thomas Jeﬀerson Rusk
1803-Born in South Carolina, December 5
1824 - Passed his Bar Exam at age 21
1825 - Opened his law office in Clarksville, Georgia
1827 - Married Mary Cleveland, January 4
1835 - Moved to Nacogdoches in January
1835 - Led volunteers in the October siege of Bexar under Stephen F. Austin
1835 - Became Inspector General of the Army
1836 - Attended March Convention and Signed Declaration of Independence
1836 - Unanimously elected Secretary of War
1836 - Joined Sam Houston at Groce's Ferry, April 4
1836 - Led and fought at San Jacinto on April 21, then formulated the Treaty of Velasco
1837 - Served as Representative from Nacogdoches in Second Congress from September until April, 1838
1839 - Participated in the Indian Wars as Major General of the Militia from January through October
1843 - Reappointed as Major General of the Militia
1845 - Served as President of the Constitutional Convention
1846 - Elected as United States Senator, served through 1857
1857 - Died in July, buried in Oak
Bold, intrepid, and daring in Battle, he was yet more honored for wise forbearance, sound judgement, and fine character. He helped form Texas and set an example for men and women to follow -- then, now, and in the future. He gave of himself.
Location. 31° 36.23′ N, 94° 39.347′ W. Marker is in Nacogdoches, Texas, in Nacogdoches County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nacogdoches TX 75961, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Spanish Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); William ("Bill") Goyens (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Nacogdoches (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this site stood the old "Red House" (about 300 feet away); Nacogdoches Federal Building / Post Office (about 300 feet away); Site of the home of James Dill (about 400 feet away); Gladys Hampton Building (about 400 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Nacogdoches (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nacogdoches.
Regarding Thomas Jefferson Rusk. Statue created by Paula Devereaux-Kurth, summer 1999
Also see . . . Thomas Jefferson Rusk - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on February 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Government • Notable Persons • War, Texas Independence •
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