Jefferson Davis's Vice President Alexander Hamilton Stephens, who served as Vice President of the Confederacy, was born on February 11, 1812, in Taliaferro County, Georgia. He received a college education at the University of Georgia at Athens, where he graduated in 1832. In 1834, Stephens passed the bar and entered the world of law. A couple of years later, politics called, and he was elected to the Georgia House of Representative, serving from 1836-1842, when he was elected to the Georgia State Senate. His next big move came in 1843 when he was chosen to finish the term of a U. S. Congressman who had resigned his seat in the 28th Congress. He continued to be elected to the House and served as a representative until 1859.