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Jefferson Davis (1808–1889)

Davis, Jefferson. An American statesman; born in Christian County, KY, June 3, 1808; died in New Orleans, LA, Dec. 6, 1889. Educated at the United States Military Academy. Served in the Black Hawk War; went to Congress in 1845; served in the Mexican War; was United States Senator in 1847–51; Secretary of War in 1853–57; was appointed President of the Confederate States, Feb. 9, 1861; the following November he was elected President for six years. He was confined as a prisoner of State for two years in Fortress Monroe, indicted for high treason, released on bail; never tried, being included in the general amnesty of 1868. He wrote: ‘The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government’ (1881).