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Stephen F. Austin
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4th Secretary of State of Texas
In office
October 22, 1836 – December 27, 1836
President Sam Houston
Preceded by William Houston Jack
Succeeded by James Pinckney Henderson
Personal details
Born
Stephen Fuller Austin

November 3, 1793
Wythe County, Virginia, United States, present-day Austinville, Virginia
Died December 27, 1836(1836-12-27) (aged 43)
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
Occupation politician, empresario
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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