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Branch Tanner Archer

Member From: 1819 - 1820

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  • Birth Date: December 13, 1790 Birth Place:
  • Death Date: September 22, 1856
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
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  • Education: William & Mary (circa 1804); Received medical degree for the University of Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Military Service: Strong proponent of Texas independence; participated in the Texas’s Revolution first battle,, the Battle of Gonzalez in October 1835
  • Occupation/Profession: Physician
  • Additional Info: Killed his cousin in a duel in 1828
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Elected to Texas Congress, and became Speaker of the House of Representatives in the Republic of Texas for its second session

    Served as Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas (February 1840-December 1841)
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1819-1820 Powhatan Propositions and Grievances
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