Robert Potter: Founder of the Texas Navy

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Robert Potter flashed across the history of Texas and North Carolina during the early 1800s, leaving an enduring record of inspired leadership and achievement. Known for engaging his enemies in legislative and political debate as well as in physical confrontations, Potter was the first person to be named secretary of the Texas Navy.
ISBN: 9781589804739
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Texas
Images: 25
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ernest G. Fischer spent his lifetime researching the extraordinary life of Robert Potter, a brilliant, nineteenth-century Texas pioneer. Potter served as a North Carolina congressman and signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. However, he is best known for founding the Texas navy. In Robert Potter: Founder of the Texas Navy , Mr. Fischer explores Potterís lifelong interest in the sea as well as his incredible record of leadership and achievement during a volatile period in history. A navy admiral and Texas native himself, Mr. Fischerís life was no doubt influenced by the famous Texan. Though he was born in Texas, Mr. Fischer later resided in New Orleans. He studied at the University of Texas and then earned his degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He spent fifty years of his life as a writer and held teaching positions at various universities, including Tulane University, West Texas State University, and the University of Texas at Austin.
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