Speculator, lawyer and politician. David Burnet (1788-1870) was elected in 1836 to the position of President of The Republic of Texas. After Texas was annexed to the United States in 1845, Burnet served as Secretary of State (1846) and later as a United States senator (1866). He died in Galveston in 1870. His remains were moved from Episcopal Cemetery, to the new Magnolia Cemetery, and finally to Lakeview Cemetery (established 1886), where the Daughters of the Republic of Texas erected a monument to him and his friend, General Sidney Sherman, in 1894.
Join the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sidney Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Galveston Historical Foundation at Lakeview Cemetery, 3015 57th Street, on Wednesday, October 22 at 2 p.m. for a memorial graveside ceremony for Burnet, President of the Republic of Texas from March 17, 1836-October 22, 1836.
RECEPTION AFTERWARDS: The Cradle, Birthplace of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 2902 Avenue O ½
(In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at 1838 Michel Menard House, 1605 33rd Street.)
HOSTED BY: Sidney Sherman Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT)
SPONSORED BY: Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT)
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