10 interesting facts about the life and accomplishments of jefferson davis, who was a soldier and politician and served as president of the confederate states. Find out more about the history of jefferson davis, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. Jefferson f davis (june 3, 1808 - december 6, 1889) was an american statesman and advocate for slavery, most famous for serving as the only president of the confederate states of america, leading the rebelling southern slave states (the confederate states) to defeat during the american civil. The role of jefferson davis in the history of the united states of america. Jefferson finis davis (june 3, 1808 - december 6, 1889) was an american statesman and leader of the confederacy during the american civil war davis was born in kentucky and grew up on plantations in mississippi and louisiana he graduated from the us military academy at west point and fought. Ancestor and descendant charts of jefferson davis, plus an index to family group sheets of kin.
The jefferson davis statue in mid-city was taken down early thursday (may 11) it's one of four monuments the new orleans city council declared nuisances in december 2015 and the second mayor mitch landrieu has removed recap the event below with updates nolacom posted, from. Jefferson davis's experiences in the mexican-american war earned him the attention that helped him rise to become the confederacy's president. Jefferson davis (1808-1889) by lynda lasswell crist jefferson davis, born in kentucky on june 3, 1808, always considered mississippi his true home. Since its founding in 1975, jefferson davis associates established itself as a premier global marketing research and consultation group we believe marketing research is a critical tool in the decision-making process of any marketing endeavor. Jefferson davis questions including was jefferson davis wearing a dress when he was captured and was jefferson davis against slavery.
Facts, information and articles about jefferson davis, a prominent figure of the civil war jefferson davis facts born june 3, 1808, fairview, kentucky died december 6, 1889, new orleans, louisiana office held president of confederate states february 18, 1861 - may 10, 1865 military rank. Beauvoir, the jefferson davis home and presidential library. Our mission: we will engage, educate and inspire our students to succeed in college, career and beyond. Best known as president of the confederacy during the american civil war, jefferson davis was also a mexican war hero, served in the house of representatives and the senate, and was secretary of war under franklin pierce.
Jefferson davis quotes on slavery jefferson davis was a natural leader and is highly quoted for the wisdom he displayed [our situation] illustrates the american idea that governments rest on the consent of the governed, and that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish them whenever.
This statue of jefferson davis was given to the national statuary hall collection in the us capitol by mississippi in 1931 davis served the nation in many positions, including, secretary of state, a member of the us house of representatives and a member of the us senate, before being. Jefferson finis davis, the first and only president of the confederate states of america, was a planter, politician and soldier born in kentucky and raised in mississippi. We have exciting programs for the 2017-2018 school year please verify the contact information in your parent account in focus is correct. A mississippi school is shedding the name of the confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first african-american president of the united states davis international baccalaureate elementary school in jackson was named decades ago for jefferson davis the school. Jefferson finis davis was an american soldier and statesman, and was the president of the confederate states of america during the entire civil war, 1861 to 1865.