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Stephen Austin

Considered The Father of Texas, he led the first legal settlement expedition of 300 families to the region. He gained a position in the Missouri Territory's legislature at age 21. He took over the task of organizing a Texas settlement from his father. He grew up west of Richmond, Virginia with his parents Moses and Mary. He was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners in Oklahoma City alongside Brigham Young. [+]