Davis, Jefferson (06/03/1808?-12/06/1889)

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  • Occupation: President of the Confederate States of America, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator
  • Committees/Roles: Permanent Committees: Elected to the Building Committee in place of Joseph G. Totten on 02/09/1850. Ad Hoc Committees: Elected to the committee on copyright on 02/09/1850.
  • Number of Terms: 2


  • Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889
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Images of this Regent can be found in the following repositories: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Arkansas History Commission; United States Capitol; Chicago Historical Society; Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art; North Carolina Museum of Art; Alabama Department of Archives and History; Mississippi Department of Archives and History; Tennessee State Museum; University of the South; Museum of the Confederacy; Valentine Museum; Virginia Historical Society; RU 95, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Regent type

Senator (Democrat)




American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Biographical Dictionary of the Confederacy. By Jon L. Wakelyn. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977; Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1971. The Continental Congress (September 5, 1774 to October 21, 1788) and the Congress of the United States (from the first through the ninety-first Congress March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1971, inclusive). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971; Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936; Who Was Who in America. A component volume of "Who's Who in American History." Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Revised Edition. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who, 1967.

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Regent Tenure: 12/30/1847-03/1851


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