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Mirabeau B. Lamar
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2nd President of Texas
In office
December 10, 1838 – December 13, 1841
Vice President David G. Burnet
Preceded by Sam Houston
Succeeded by Sam Houston
1st Vice President of Texas
In office
October 22, 1836 – December 10, 1838
President Sam Houston
Preceded by Lorenzo de Zavala (interim)
Succeeded by David G. Burnet
4th United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
In office
February 8, 1858 – May 20, 1859
President James Buchanan
Preceded by John H. Wheeler
Succeeded by Alexander Dimitry
3rd United States Ambassador to Costa Rica
In office
September 14, 1858 – May 20, 1859
President James Buchanan
Preceded by Solon Borland
Succeeded by Alexander Dimitry
Personal details
Born (1798-08-16)August 16, 1798
near Louisville, Georgia
Died December 19, 1859(1859-12-19) (aged 61)
near Richmond, Texas
Resting place Morton Cemetery,
Richmond, Texas
29°35′09″N 95°45′48″W / 29.5858°N 95.7633°W / 29.5858; -95.7633
Nationality American, Texian
Political party Democratic-Republican Party
Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Tabitha Jordan Lamar (died 1830)
Henrietta Maffitt
Relations Lucius Q. C. Lamar (brother)
Lucius Q. C. Lamar II (nephew)
Children Rebecca Ann Lamar (born c. 1827)
Loretto Evalina Lamar

Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (August 16, 1798 – December 19, 1859) was an attorney and politician, poet, diplomat and soldier. He was a leading Texas political figure during the Texas Republic era. He was elected as the second President of the Republic of Texas after Sam Houston.He was president 1839-1841

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