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Davis, Jefferson Finis

Jefferson Finis Davis, detail

Born in Kentucky, Jefferson Davis settled in Mississippi , and became a national political figure during the 1850s. He was a senator and secretary of war who was selected as president of the Confederacy. Richmond diarist (and Dickinson College attendee) Littleton Washington observed Davis closely during the war.

Life span: 
06/03/1808 to 12/06/1889


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