|1st President of the Confederate States|
February 18, 1861 - February 22, 1868
|Preceded by:||Position Established|
|Succeded by:||Robert E. Lee|
|United States Secretary of War|
March 7, 1853 - March 4, 1857
|Preceded by:||Charles Conrad|
|Succeded by:||John Floyd|
|United States Senator from Mississippi|
March 4, 1857 - January 21, 1861
August 10, 1847 - September 23, 1851
June 3 1808, Fairview, Kentucky
|Died||December 6 1889, New Orleans, Louisiana|
Sarah Knox Taylor (1835)
Varina Banks Howell (1845 - 1889)
|Children:||Samuel, Margaret, Jefferson, Joseph, William, Varina|
United States Military Academy
|Occupation:||Politician, Soldier, Planter|
Jefferson Davis was an american and Confederate politician who served as the 1st President of the Confederate States (1861 - 1868).
He led the Confederacy during the struggle for independence, and remained popular during the war years.
In the postbellum period his popularity waned, culminating in an unsucessful impeachment attempt in 1866.
He faded from political life, but was offered the position of Ambassador to France in 1887 by President Morgan.