Anson Jones

Texan politician (1798-1858)

Anson Jones (January 20, 1798 – January 9, 1858) was an American doctor, businessperson and politician. He was the fourth and last President of the Republic of Texas. He was sometimes called the "Architect of Annexation".

Anson Jones
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4th President of Texas
In office
December 9, 1844 – February 19, 1846
Vice PresidentKenneth L. Anderson (1844–1845)
None (1845–1846)
Preceded bySam Houston
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1798-01-20)January 20, 1798
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
DiedJanuary 9, 1858(1858-01-09) (aged 59)
Houston, Texas
Cause of deathsuicide

On January 9, 1858 Jones shot himself in Houston, Texas at the age of 59.[1]