John Henninger Reagan Biography
(Former United States Senator from Texas)
Birthday: October 8, 1818 (Libra)
Born In: Sevierville, Tennessee, U.S.
John H. Reagan was an able Texas statesman who was compared to Cincinnatus, the Roman hero of yesteryears. Hailing from a family of farmers and small traders living in Tennessee, he rose to the position of a U.S. Congressman representing the Democratic Party. Undaunted by the financial hardships and family responsibility that fell on his shoulders, he continued his education taking all kinds of honest jobs to earn money. He migrated to Texas, the newly formed state in search of opportunities for growth. He took part in the struggle for Texas Independence and actively involved in the war against the Cherokee Indians - this gained him popularity in the public arena. He studied law and worked as a surveyor for some time. Later he practised law and was elected as the District Judge of Texas. He joined the Democratic Party and won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of the state of Texas. He was a close associate of President Jefferson Davis who made him the Postmaster General of the Confederacy, a post that gave him an opportunity to bring out renaissance in the mail delivery system. The economy of Texas witnessed a new growth by the efficient mail delivery system implemented by him. He also co-authored the bill of U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission.