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Dwight Filley Davis
Birth: Jul. 5, 1879
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1945
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Professional Tennis Player, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Diplomat. A big left handed Harvard tennis player, he won the Intercolligiate title in 1899, and was ranked in the United States top ten four times between 1898 and 1901. He is best known for launching in 1900 the great worldwide tennis competition that bears his name: The Davis Cup. With Harvard school mates Malcolm Whitman and Holcombe Ward they won the first competiton 3-0 over the British Isles. He was appointed by President Calvin Coolidge as United States Secretary of War, serving from 1925 to 1929. During the administration of President Herbert Hoover, he was named Govenor-General of the Philippines. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1956 and the city of St. Louis honored him with a star on their Walk of Fame. (bio by: Ron Moody) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Tilden Davis (1844 - 1894)
 
 Spouses:
  Helen Brooks Davis (1877 - 1932)*
  Pauline Morton Sabin Davis (1887 - 1955)*
 
 Siblings:
  John T. Davis (1868 - 1937)*
  Samuel Craft Davis (1871 - 1940)*
  Dwight Filley Davis (1879 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 4962, Grid W/X-32.5
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Oct 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5858595
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