The only person elected by popular vote to serve as governor in two different states, as well as having served twice as the President of a foreign nation.
Name the man. (5 points)
Name the states. (1 point each)
Name the country. (2 points)
Essay: In fewer than 25 words, tell what he refused to do that forced his resignation from the last of those three posts. Or go ahead and look at the answers!
The man was Sam Houston who was elected Governor of Tennessee in 1827 in which post he served until 1829. He was Texas Governor from December 1859 to March 1861.
Houston served two terms as President of the Republic of Texas. Between his Presidency of The Republic and his Governorship of Texas, he served twelve years as United States Senator from Texas.
Houston resigned the governorship of Texas upon the start of the Civil War because he refused to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederate States of America. He was succeeded in office by Edward Clark.