Mirabeau B. Lamar

American politician (1798-1859)

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.[1]He was president 1839-1841

Mirabeau B. Lamar
2nd President of Texas
In office
December 10, 1838 – December 13, 1841
Vice PresidentDavid G. Burnet
Preceded bySam Houston
Succeeded bySam Houston
1st Vice President of Texas
In office
October 22, 1836 – December 10, 1838
PresidentSam Houston
Preceded byLorenzo de Zavala (interim)
Succeeded byDavid G. Burnet
4th United States Ambassador to Nicaragua
In office
February 8, 1858 – May 20, 1859
PresidentJames Buchanan
Preceded byJohn H. Wheeler
Succeeded byAlexander Dimitry
3rd United States Ambassador to Costa Rica
In office
September 14, 1858 – May 20, 1859
PresidentJames Buchanan
Preceded bySolon Borland
Succeeded byAlexander Dimitry
Personal details
Born(1798-08-16)August 16, 1798
near Louisville, Georgia
DiedDecember 19, 1859(1859-12-19) (aged 61)
near Richmond, Texas
Resting placeMorton Cemetery,
Richmond, Texas
29°35′09″N 95°45′48″W / 29.5858°N 95.7633°W / 29.5858; -95.7633
NationalityAmerican, Texian
Political partyDemocratic-Republican Party
Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Tabitha Jordan Lamar (died 1830)
Henrietta Maffitt
RelationsLucius Q. C. Lamar (brother)
Lucius Q. C. Lamar II (nephew)
ChildrenRebecca Ann Lamar (born c. 1827)
Loretto Evalina Lamar


  1. Thomas Robson Hay, "Gazaway Bugg Lamar, Confederate Banker and Business Man", The Georgia Historical Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 2 (June, 1953), pp. 89–128, via JSTOR; accessed 31 January 2018