Event honors Jefferson Davis on his 202nd birthday

Jefferson Davis never let per­sonal animosity affect the way he dealt with political adversa­ries, even when he had the pow­er to destroy their careers, said the speaker at an event marking the 202nd anniversary of Davis’ birth Thursday.

During his speech at the First White House of the Confed­eracy, James Pickett cited the esteem in which Davis was held by national leaders, especially during his tenure in the U.S. Senate before the Civil War.

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