Mirabeau B. Lamar
Item 27 of 42 in Exhibit
Mirabeau B. Lamar / n.d. / Prints and Photographs Collection
As president of the Republic of Texas, Mirabeau Lamar opposed annexation to the United States and envisioned Texas as a continental power in the West. His grand visions for Texas included a plan to set aside public lands for education, which was accomplished with a congressional act in 1839.