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Who was Stephen F Austin?


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December 17, 2008 3:09AM

He is known as the 'father of Texas'. See the Related Link below for information on him. He was one of the prominent leaders of the American settlers He is know to be the most successful empresario ever and greatly contributed to the colonization of Texas. He was also elected president of the convention of 1832. However, when voting came for the first president of Texas, he lost to Sam Houston by a landslide.