Age of Jackson
5 Men From TN 01 Sam Houston 5 Men From TN 02 William Walker

Dig Deeper: How are there five men from Tennessee who became a president?

Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Andrew Johnson were presidents of the United States.  The other two served as presidents of other countries. Sam Houston was president of the Texas Republic before it became a state, and William Walker from Nashville became the self-proclaimed president of Nicaragua for a year.
 



Picture Credits:
  • A portrait of Sam Houston by J.C. Buttre, 1858, after daguerreotype by B.P. Paige.  University of Texas at Austin
  • A photograph of William Walker.  Tennessee Historical Society Collection currently held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives


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