Jefferson Davis
1st President of the Confederate States
In office:
February 9, 1861 - February 22, 1869
Vice President: Alexander Stephens
Preceded by: Office instituted
Succeded by: Alexander Stephens
23rd United States Secretary of War
In office:
March 7, 1853 – March 4, 1857
President: Franklin Pierce
Preceded by: Charles Magill Conrad
Succeeded by: John Buchanan Floyd
United States Senator
from Mississippi
In office:
August 10, 1847 – September 23, 1851
Preceded by: Jesse Speight
Succeded by: John J. McRae
In office:
March 4, 1857 – January 21, 1861
Preceded by: Stephen Adams
Succeded by: Secession
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's At-large congressional district
In office:
March 4, 1845 – June 1846
Preceded by: William H. Hammett
Succeded by: Henry T. Ellett
Born: June 3, 1808
Christian County, Kentucky
Died: December 6, 1889 (Aged 81)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Birth name: Jefferson Finis Davis
Nationality: Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865) Confederate
Political party: Democratic
Spouse: Sarah Knox Taylor
Varina Howell
Children: Samuel Emory Davis, b. July 30, 1852; d. June 13, 1854
Margaret Howell Davis, b. February 25, 1855; d. July 18, 1909
Jefferson Davis, Jr., b. January 16, 1857; d. October 16, 1878
Joseph Evan Davis, b. April 18, 1859; d. April 30, 1864
William Howell Davis, b. December 6, 1861; d. October 16, 1872
Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis, b. June 27, 1864; d. September 18, 1898
Alma mater: Jefferson College
Transylvania University
United States Military Academy
Occupation: Soldier, Politician
Religion: Episcopal
Signature: 721px-Jefferson Davis Signature.svg
Military service
Allegiance: US flag 33 stars United States of America
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service: 1828 - 1835
Rank: US Army OF1B insignia Second Lieutenant
Allegiance: US flag 33 stars United States of America
Service/branch: Mississippi Rifles
Years of service: 1846 - 1847
Rank: US-O7 insignia Brigadier General
Battles/wars: Mexican-American War
Allegiance: Flag of the Confederate States of America (1865) Confederate States of America
Years of service: 1861 - 1869
Rank: Commander in Chief of the Confederate Armed Forces
Battles/wars: War of Southron Independence

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