|Interim||David G. Burnet||3/16/1836||10/22/1836||Lorenzo de Zavala|
|1||Sam Houston||10/22/1836||12/10/1838||Mirabeau B. Lamar|
|2||Mirabeau B. Lamar||12/10/1838||12/3/1841||David G. Burnet|
|3||Sam Houston||12/13/1841||12/9/1844||Edward Burleson|
|4||Anson Jones||12/9/1844||2/19/1846||Kenneth Anderson|
The Republic began with the Treaties of Velasco in May 1836 and ended with the annexation of Texas, orchestrated by Anson Jones. Capitals of the Republic included Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, Columbia, Houston and Austin. Some of these names are no longer familiar to us. Harrisburg became part of Houston; Velasco became part of Freeport.
The various presidents differed widely in their idealogy and vision for the future of Texas. We don’t intend to editorialize about what they believed, just to discuss them as individuals. Their personal views helped to shape the direction that the Republic took during its existence.