Stephens, Alexander H(amilton)


Stephens, Alexander H(amilton)
born Feb. 11, 1812, Wilkes county, Ga., U.S.
died March 4, 1883, Atlanta, Ga.

U.S. politician.

He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1843–59), where he defended slavery but opposed dissolution of the Union. When Georgia seceded, he was elected vice president of the Confederacy. He supported constitutional government, opposed attempts by Jefferson Davis to infringe on individuals' rights, and advocated a program of prisoner exchanges. He led the delegation to the Hampton Roads Conference (1865). After the war he was held in Boston for five months. He served again in the House (1873–82) and as governor of Georgia (1882–83).

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