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Seal of the Confederate States of America

The President of the Confederate States is the head of state and the head of government of the Confederate States. As chief of the executive branch and head of the federal government as a whole, the presidency is the highest political office in the Confederacy by influence and recognition. The president is also the Commander-in-Chief of the C.S. armed forces. The president is indirectly elected to a six-year term by an Electoral College.

Office[]

According to the Confederate States Constitution, The President is to be:

  • chosen by an electoral college from each state in the Confederacy. Each state is granted as many electors as they have members in the Confederate Congress (senators and representatives).
  • elected jointly with a Vice Presidential running mate (but the President and VP can not be citizens of the same state)
  • either a born citizen of the Confederacy or a citizen of the United States born prior to December 20, 1860 and to have "been 14 years a resident within the limits of the Confederate States, as they may exist at the time of his election."
  • at least 35 years of age

Differences[]

There are a few key differences between the Confederate President and the United States President:

  • Unlike the United States, which allowed for indefinite re-election (until the passage of the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1951) of both the President and Vice President after a four-year term, the Confederacy limits both offices to only one six-year term.

Confederate Presidents[]

  Non-partisan/Independent
  Democratic Party
  Confederalist Party



No. President Took office Left office Party Vice President Term
1 President-Jefferson-Davis Jefferson Davis February 22, 1862 February 21, 1868 No Party Alexander Stephens 1
2 Breckinridge John C. Breckinridge February 22, 1868 February 21, 1874 Democratic John H. Reagan 2
3 Reagan John H. Reagan February 22, 1874 February 21, 1880 Democratic Wade Hampton III 3
4 Curry Jabez Curry February 22, 1880 February 21, 1886 Confederalist James Longstreet 4
5 Longstreet James Longstreet February 22, 1886 February 21, 1892 Confederalist Fitzhugh Lee 5
6 Fitzhugh Fitzhugh Lee February 22, 1892 February 21, 1898 Confederalist Augustus H. Garland 6
7 CRBreckinridge Clifton R. Breckinridge February 22, 1898 February 21, 1904 Democratic Donelson Caffery 7
8 Simmons Furnifold Simmons February 22, 1904 February 21, 1910 Confederalist John H. Bankhead 8
9 President Wilson 1919 Woodrow Wilson February 22, 1910 February 21, 1916 Democratic Napoleon Bonaparte Broward 9
10 Champ Champ Clark February 22, 1916 March 2, 1921 D Confederalist Carter Glass 10
11 Glass Carter Glass March 2, 1921 February 21, 1928 Confederalist vacant
Ellison D. Smith 11
12 Jtr Joseph T. Robinson February 22, 1928 February 21, 1934 Democratic Pat Harrison 12
13 Garner2 John N. Garner February 22, 1934 February 21, 1940 Confederalist Harry F. Byrd 13
14 Byrnes2 James F. Byrnes February 22, 1940 February 21, 1946 Democratic Harry S. Truman 14
15 Harry-truman Harry S. Truman February 22, 1946 February 21, 1952 Democratic Alben W. Barkley 15
16 Strom Thurmond, c 1961 (cropped closein 3x4) Strom Thurmond February 22, 1952 February 21, 1958 Confederalist Fielding WrightD 16
vacant
17 Ike Dwight Eisenhower February 22, 1958 February 21, 1964 Democratic Lyndon B. Johnson 17
18 LBJ Lyndon B. Johnson February 22, 1964 February 21, 1970 Democratic Russell B. Long 18
19 Wallace George C. Wallace February 22, 1970 February 21, 1976 Confederalist A.B. "Happy" Chandler 19
20 Carter2 Jimmy Carter February 22, 1976 February 21, 1982 Democratic Mo Udall 20
21 Connally2 John B. Connally February 22, 1982 February 21, 1988 Confederalist Howard H. Baker 21
22 Baker Howard H. Baker February 22, 1988 February 21, 1994 Confederalist James B. Edwards 22
23 BClinton Bill Clinton February 22, 1994 February 21, 2000 Democratic Al Gore 23
24 John McCain John McCain February 22, 2000 February 21, 2006 Confederalist Fred Thompson 24
25 Johnedwards John Edwards February 22, 2006 January 4, 2010R Democratic Bill Richardson 25
26 Richardson Bill Richardson January 4, 2010 February 22, 2012 Democratic Jim Webb 26
27 Rick Perry by Gage Skidmore 2 Rick Perry February 22, 2012 February 22, 2018 Confederalist Mike Huckabee 27
28 Huckabee-SF-CC-024 Mike Huckabee February 22, 2018 Incumbent Confederalist Pat McCroy 28

Notes[]

  • D Died in office of natural causes.
  • R Resigned.
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