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Gender: Male
Relationship Status: Married to Varina Howell Davis
Birthday:June 3
Hometown:Todd Country, Kentucky
Religious Views:Episcopal
Activities:I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also love working. My job is my favorite part of my life. It brings me great joy.
Favorite Music:My favorite artist is Michele Carafa. I love his opera Gabriella di Vergy (1816). It was one of the best pieces of music I have ever heard.
Gaetano Donizetti is also an exquisite artist. Enrico di Borgogna (14 November 1818, Teatro San Luca, Venice) is by far my favorite piece by him.
Gioacchino Rossini is a very famous artist right now but I can't seem to get into him. Don't get my wrong his music is ok but it isn't my thing.

Favorite Books:My wife has me reading Jane Austen's Persuasion. I'm finding it hard to put down.
Thomas Bowdler's "Family Shakespeare" another great piece of literature.
Selina Davenport "An Angel's Form and a Devil's Heart" not that good of a book.


Favorite Quotations:"We feel that our cause is just and holy; we protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace at any sacrifice save that of honor and independence; we ask no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States with which we were lately confederated; all we ask is to be let alone; that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms."
'President Jefferson Davis - 29 April 1861'
“Never be haughty to the humble or humble to the haughty.”
'Jefferson Davis'

About Me:I was born on a dusty farm in Christian County, Kentucky. My parents, Samuel and Jane, have ten children. I was the youngest. We moved to many different places when I was a child, to Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana in 1811, and to Wilkinson County, Mississippi the next year. We traveled the whole country.
I began my education in 1813, at a log cabin school a mile from my home. I used to walk over a gravel road to that school, but boy was it worth it. I learned so much from dear old Mrs. Birde. Two years later, I began at the Catholic school of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Washington County, Kentucky. I went on to Jefferson College at Washington, Mississippi in 1818, and to Transylvania University at Lexington, Kentucky in 1821. I entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1824 as a cadet. They were some of the hardest years of my life.

Work Info
Employer:
Confederate States of America
Position: President
Description: In office
February 18, 1861 – May 5, 1865
Vice President - Alexander Stephens
Preceded by - Office instituted
Howell Cobb (Provisional head of state as the Congress President)
Succeeded by - Office abolished

U.S Congress
Secretary of War
March 7, 1853 – March 4, 1857
President -Franklin Pierce
Preceded by - Charles Magill Conrad
Succeeded by - John Buchanan Floyd

Employer: United States Congress
Position: United States Senator
Location: Mississippi City, MS
August 10, 1847 – September 23, 1851
Preceded by - Jesse Speight
Succeeded by - John J. McRae

March 4, 1857 – January 21, 1861[1]
Preceded by - Stephen Adams
Succeeded by - Secession
Adelbert Ames (1870)

Employer: United States Congress
Position: U.S. House of Representatives
Description: In office
March 4, 1845 – June 1846
Preceded by - William H. Hammett
Robert W. Roberts
Jacob Thompson
Tilghman M. Tucker
Succeeded by - Henry T. Ellett

Employer: United States Congress
Position: Chairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs
Description: In office
1849–1851
Preceded by - Thomas Hart Benton
Succeeded by - James Shields
In office
1857–1861
Preceded by - John Weller
Succeeded by - James Wilson

Colleges:
Transylvania University
West Point Military Academy



Status updates:
1861: I have just resigned from the U.S.A. This day will go down in history.
1861: I was just elected the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America! Thanks to the Confederate convention at Montgomery, Alabama. You're the reason I'm Provisional President.
1861: In Montgomery, Alabama I'm going to be inaugurated as the provisional president of the Confederate States of America.
1861; I was just elected president of the Confederate States of America! This is the most exciting day of my life.
1861: I'm considering appointing Judah Benjamin to secretary of war. Any thoughts?
1861: I have decided Judah Benjamin will be secretary of war.
1862 I'm on my way to Richmond, Virgina for my inauguration.
1862: I just got home. That was the most exciting moment of my life. I'm president now, officially.
1863: No! Robert E. Lee wants to resign there is no way I can let him! I can't do this with out him.
1865: My cabinet and I are leaving to Richmond, Virgina. we need to hide for a while.
1865: Richmond was just taken over by the north.
1865: I'm going to Irwinville, Georgia tomorrow. I don't have a good feeling about this.

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Allison's Notes
Jefferson Davis speech (Reenactment)