American salesman who was President of the Confederate States of America from its beginning in 1861 to its collapse in 1865. His 1881 memoir The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government helped restore his reputation after the war and he is now an icon and symbol of pride for many Southerners.
He was put under house arrest after the Eggnog Riot at West Point.
Though he was the leader of the Confederate cause he actually argued against secession while he was a Senator from Mississippi.
He married Sarah Knox Taylor in June 1835 after serving under her father, Zachary Taylor. He had six children.
He was the Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce from 1853 to 1857.
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How old is Jefferson Davis? He was born in 1808, he was 215 years old at the time of his death.
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|Age||215 years old|
|Birthday||June 3, 1808|
|Date of Death||December 6, 1889|
Quotes by Jefferson Davis
I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.— Jefferson Davis
Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty.— Jefferson Davis
All we ask is to be let alone.— Jefferson Davis
Slavery existed before the formation of this Union. It derived from the Constitution that recognition which it would not have enjoyed without the confederation. If the States had not united together, there would have been no obligation on adjoining States to regard any species of property unknown to themselves.— Jefferson Davis
A people morally and intellectually equal to self-government must also be equal in self-defence.— Jefferson Davis