(1793–1836), colonizer of Texas. He founded the first recognized Anglo-American settlement in Texas 1823 and served briefly as secretary of state of the Republic of Texas 1836. His colonization of Texas was a continuation of the effort begun by his father, Moses Austin (1761–1821), who in 1821 became the first man allowed to bring Anglo-American settlers into Spanish Texas.
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Syllabification: Aus·tin, Stephen Fuller
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