Thomas Jefferson Rusk Statue
By WacoKidd110 @ 2011-11-11 18:21:48
Thomas Jefferson Rusk (December 5, 1803 – July 29, 1857) was an early political and military leader of the Republic of Texas, serving as its first Secretary of War as well as a general at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was later a U.S. politician and served as a Senator from Texas from 1846 until his suicide. He served as the President pro tempore of the Senate in 1857.