Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson


Mar. 15, 1767 Birth
Lancaster County, SC
1780-81 Serves in American Revolution
Jan. 18, 1794 Married Rachel Donelson
Mar. 27, 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Jan. 8, 1815 Battle of New Orleans
Mar. 4, 1829
Mar. 4, 1837
7th President of the United States
Jun. 8, 1845 Death


Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States (1829-37).

Sam Houston served with Jackson in Tennessee during the War of 1812. Houston served as a third lieutenant and was injured during the March 27, 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend. His courage during the combat caught the attention of Jackson and the two formed a life-long friendship with Jackson serving as Houston's mentor.

Houston's second son, Andrew Jackson Houston (1854-1941) was named for his father's friend and mentor.

Both he and his wife, Rachel Jackson, are honored on the SHSU campus. Jackson Hall was named in his honor of the former president.

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