“The Life of Jefferson Davis”
Bertram Hayes-Davis will present his program entitled “The Life of Jefferson Davis” enhanced by a PowerPoint presentation on Saturday the 27th of August 2016 at the Young-Sanders Center for the Study of the War Between the States in Louisiana in Franklin, Louisiana. His program will begin at 1:30 pm at 701 Teche Drive, Franklin, Louisiana.
Bertram Hayes-Davis, a great great grandson of Jefferson Davis, is deeply committed to educating the public about the life and legacy of his distinguished ancestor. Bertram has served since 1976 as the President of the Davis Family Association and since 1988 as the President of the Papers of Jefferson Davis. He is the former Executive Director of Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis and the Presidential Library in Biloxi, Mississippi. Over the last 40 years, Bertram has traveled and spoken at a majority of Davis sights throughout the country. He has been interviewed by Life, People and USA Today online. He was part of The History Channel’s Civil War Documentary and has had numerous online interviews, including CBS Sunday Morning. He has recently written a series of Op Ed articles that have been published in Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky and Virginia. He is directly quoted nationally about his great-great grandfather and the many issues confronting the country today about his ancestor.
Bertram is currently serving as the President of the Jefferson Davis Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to support opportunities and exhibits to educate the public about the life of Jefferson Davis. He and his wife, Carol, travel the country speaking on behalf of the Foundation. He is engaged in the efforts to preserve the statues of Jefferson Davis throughout the country as a tribute to an American Statesman and Historic figure. The Foundation creates educational opportunities to experience the life of Jefferson Davis, including speaking on Mississippi River trips.
Bertram has traveled and toured numerous Civil War Battlefields and locations throughout the South. His perspective is unique, in reference to his ancestor and the events of the conflict. He lectures throughout the country on the Civil War and Jefferson Davis.
Bertram has a Master’s of Science in Geology, and spent sixteen years in the Oil and Gas Exploration business in Dallas, Texas. Four of those years were spent traveling in Russia. Bertram has held numerous positions in the non-profit sector in Colorado Springs. Bertram also held positions in the financial industry for J.P. Morgan, both as a Trust Advisor in Colorado Springs and as the Vice President, Head of Oil and Gas Management in Dallas, Texas. He and Carol currently live in Gulfport, Mississippi.
The Young-Sanders Center is located at 701 Teche Drive in Franklin, Louisiana. Our building faces the Bayou Teche one block from the St. Mary Parish Court House. The program is open to the general public with no admission charge. For further information email us at email@example.com or call (337) 413-1861.