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Lorenzo de Zavala - (1788-1836)

Lorenzo de Zavala played a significant role in the Texas War of Independence and served as the new Republic's first Vice President. Prior to his involvement in Texas, he served as a strong voice for democracy in Mexico both before and after that nation's freedom from the Spanish Empire.
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The New Handbook of Texas Online-- Informative article on Zavala's life and importance in history.

The Lorenzo de Zavala Flag-- A short description of a flag whose design is attributed to Zavala with some biographical information.

The Texas Declaration of Independence (May 2, 1836)-- Zavala signed this document.

Lorenzo de Zavala-- A brief biography of Zavala. Includes a portrait.

Print Sources

1. Raymond Estep, The Life of Lorenzo de Zavala (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1942).

2. Raymond Estep, "Lorenzo de Zavala and the Texas Revolution," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 57 (January 1954).

3. Margaret Swett Henson, Lorenzo de Zavala (Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 1996).


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Historical Significance: Lorenzo de Zavala played a significant role in the Texas War of Independence and served as the new Republic's first Vice President. Prior to his involvement in Texas, he served as a strong voice for democracy in Mexico both before and after that nation's freedom from the Spanish Empire.

de Zavala was the first Vice-President of the new Republic of Texas

 

Date of Birth: October 3, 1788

Date of Death: November 15, 1896

Occupation: Newspaper publisher, diplomat, politician

 

Books by and about Lorenzo de Zavala:

 

World Biography-More pages on contemporaries of Lorenzo de Zavala

Clara Barton-- The "Angel of the Battlefield" who brought nursing care to wounded soldiers during the Civil War and later founded the American Red Cross.

Mathew Brady-- The "Father of Photojournalism" whose photos of Civil War battlefields brought the horrors of war home to civilians on the homefront.

Dr. Benjamin Rush-- Signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Constitutional Convention, noted physician and ardent supporter for the abolition of slavery.

Thomas Nast-American political cartoonist.

General George Armstrong Custer-- Famous American Cavalry officer who died at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

General Robert E. Lee-- The commanding general for the South in the American Civil War.--New

Lorenzo de Zavala--First Vice-President of the Republic of Texas.

 

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