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Stephen F. Austin
|4th Secretary of State of Texas|
October 22, 1836 – December 27, 1836
|Preceded by||William Houston Jack|
|Succeeded by||James Pinckney Henderson|
Stephen Fuller Austin
November 3, 1793
Wythe County, Virginia, United States, present-day Austinville, Virginia
|Died||December 27, 1836
West Columbia, Brazoria County, Republic of Texas
|Cause of death||pneumonia|
|Nationality||American, Spanish, Mexican, Texian|
|Relations||Richard Austin (colonist)|
|Parents||Moses Austin, Mary Brown Austin|
|Known for||Being the "Father of Texas"|
Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836) was an American politician and landowner. He was known as the "Father of Texas" and the founder of Texas. He led the second and successful colonization of Texas by bringing 300 families from the United States to the region in 1825.
The city of Austin, Texas is named after him.
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Marble sculpture of Stephen F. Austin (1903) by Elisabet Ney at the Texas State Capitol
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