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Davy Crockett

Crockett, Davy (David Crockett; 1786–1836), U.S. frontiersman, representative from Tennessee (1827–31, 1833–35), and folk hero. Known for his amusing stories and sharpshooting, Crockett failed in his final bid for reelection in 1835, joined the Texan forces in the war of independence from Mexico, and died in the defense of the Alamo.

See also: Alamo.

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