Anson Jones
Updated: 1/18/2020
Anson Jones
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  • Anson Jones was born on Jan 20, 1798. He was a Doctor, Businessperson, a member of Congress, and became the fourth and last President of the Republic of Texas in September of 1844.
  • In 1841 Anson Jones became Texas Secretary of State. With this title his goal was to get annexation from the United States or Texas independence from Mexico or both. He was the last President of Texas.
  • Texas economic finances began with Texas becoming the kingdom for cotton, beef, wool and sugar.
  • Jones felt the relations between Mexico and the Native Americans had little or no effort. The Indians felt resistance while Mexico attempted to annihilate or exile them.
  • Anson Jones said that the prospects for annexation where dim, and that independence as part a British-French alliance offered the best prospects for peace with Mexico
  • The Capitol during the Anson Jones era was located in on his plantation on Washington-on-the-Brazos in Washington County.
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