When Texas Had Embassies and Ambassadors In Europe

Alvin Ward


Between 1836 and 1846, Texas was its own sovereign nation: The Republic of Texas. During this short period, Texas tried to make its mark on the world stage by establishing a diplomatic presence overseas. They had an embassy in Paris (complete with Texan ambassador) and a legation in London.

In our video above, see what happened when a group of Texans revisited the London legation in the 1980s to settle an old debt.

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