His various employments from 1843 to 1861.
From 1843 to 1861 the life of Jefferson Davis
was spent for the most part in public services, and they were as distinguished as the occasions which called them into requisition were numerous and important.
A presidential elector, a member of the House of Representatives, a United States
senator (once by appointment and twice by election), a colonel of the Mississippi volunteers in Mexico
a candidate for Governor
of his State before the people—these designations give suggestion of the number and dignity of his employments.