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Alexander Stephens
February 11, 1812 Alexander H. Stephens, Vice-president of the Confederate States of America, Georgia governor and U. S. Senator, born on a farm in present-day Taliaferro County, Georgia (near Crawfordville).
  Alexander Stephens
  Taliaferro County, Georgia
August 4, 1828 Alexander Stephens passes the entrance exam for Frankin College (now the University of Georgia)
  Alexander Stephens
August 1, 1832 Alexander Stephens graduates from Franklin College
  Alexander Stephens
September 23, 1843 The Milledgeville Southern Recorder dubs Alexander Stephens The Hero of Taliaferro for the Whig election sweep. Stephens was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives
  Alexander Stephens
February 9, 1844 In his first speech to Congress, Alexander Stephens argues that his election had been unconstitutional.
  Alexander Stephens
July 14, 1846 Responding to a firm anti-war (Mexican-American War) stance from the Whigs, Democrat Hershel V. Johnson charges Whig Alexander Stephens is a liar. Stephens challenged Johnson to a duel, which never occured. Athough they would eventually become close friends, Johnson and Stephens would not speak for 9 years.
  Alexander Stephens
  Herschel V. Johnson
September 3, 1848 Judge Francis Cone called Alexander Stephens a traitor. Following an arguement, Cone stabbed Stephens six times.
  Alexander Stephens
  Alexander 'Little Alec' Stephens stabbed in Atlanta
January 15, 1849 Democrat John C. Calhoun, who had tried to unite the South across party lines with his Southern Address runs headlong into the Whigs headed by Alexander Stephens and John Clayton. They wanted the proposal tabled, finally resigning when it wasn't.
  Henry Clay
  Alexander Stephens
  John C. Calhoun
June 7, 1853 On his way to Columbus, GA, Alexander Stephens railroad car derails about a mile outside of Macon, plunging down an embankment, killing 1. Stephens is hurt but is walking within a week.
  City of Macon, Georgia
  Alexander Stephens
November 14, 1860 Alexander Stephens urges preservation of the Union in Milledgeville
  Civil War - 1860
  Alexander Stephens
December 18, 1860 Lincoln writes Alexander Stephens to assure him that he (Lincoln) will not interfere with slavery in the South, directly or indirectly.
  Civil War - 1860
  Alexander Stephens
  Slavery in Georgia
February 10, 1861 Alexander "Little Alec" Stephens named Vice-President of the Confederate States of America
  Alexander Stephens
February 11, 1861 Alexander Stephens inaugurated Vice-President of the C.S.A.
  Alexander Stephens
February 3, 1865 Alexander Stephens, as Vice President of the Confederate States of America holds a conference with Abraham Lincoln on a ship off the coast of Virginia regarding the end of the Civil War.
  Alexander Stephens
  Civil War - 1865
November 4, 1882 Alexander Hamilton Stephens begins term as governor of Georgia
  Alexander Stephens
  Governors of Georgia, 1801-1900
March 4, 1883 Gov. Alexander Stephens dies.
  Alexander Stephens
March 4, 1883 Alexander Hamilton Stephens, governor of Georgia, dies in office
  Alexander Stephens
August 18, 1905 Stephens County created
  Alexander Stephens
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Stephens County, Georgia


Diminutive "Little Aleck" served in the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate, as governor of Georgia and Vice-President of the Confederate States of America




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