Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis

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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.
  • When was
    Jefferson Davis born?

    Jefferson Davis was born on Friday, June 3, 1808

  • Where was
    Jefferson Davis born?

    Jefferson Davis was born in Fairview, KY

  • How old is
    Jefferson Davis?

    Jefferson Davis is 211


Best Quotes

  • Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again.
  • The people of the States now confederated.....believed that to remain longer in the Union would subject them to continuance of a disparaging discrimination, submission to which would be inconsistent with their welfare, and intolerable to a proud people. They therefore determined to sever its bounds and established a new Confederacy for themselves.
  • Never be haughty to the humble never be humble to the haughty.
  • Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
  • 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.
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