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Alexander Stephens

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Definition: Vice-president of the Confederate States of America. Initially a Whig, he became a Democrat when the Whig Party collapsed. He was opposed to secession but stayed loyal to his home state of Georgia and joined the Confederacy. He was present at the Hampton Roads peace conference.

 

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