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The man who was the commander in chief of the Texas army at this time was Sam Houston. He is the man for whom the city of Houston is named.
Sam Houston was born in Virginia in 1793, meaning that he was in his 40s at the time of the Texas Revolution. When he was a teen, his father died and his family moved to Tennessee. It is not known exactly when he moved to Texas, however, he was very involved in Texas affairs by 1833. After Texas became independent, he was the first one elected President of the independent country. He also served one other term later on. Once Texas was a state of the US, he served as governor of the state and also as a US Senator.
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