Dwight F. Davis

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Dwight F. Davis
Dwight Davis, Bain bw photo portrait.jpg
Governor-General of the Philippines
In office
July 8, 1929 – January 9, 1932
PresidentHerbert Hoover
Preceded byEugene Allen Gilmore (Acting)
Succeeded byGeorge C. Butte (Acting)
49th United States Secretary of War
In office
October 14, 1925 – March 4, 1929
PresidentCalvin Coolidge
Preceded byJohn W. Weeks
Succeeded byJames Good
United States Assistant Secretary of War
In office
1923–1925
Appointed byCalvin Coolidge
Preceded byMayhew Wainwright
Succeeded byHanford MacNider
Personal details
Born
Dwight Filley Davis

(1879-07-05)July 5, 1879
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 1945(1945-11-28) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Washington University (LLB)

Tennis career
Turned pro1895 (amateur tour)
Retired1902
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 5 (1900)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenF (1898, 1899)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1904)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
WimbledonF (1901)
US OpenW (1899, 1900, 1901)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1904)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1900, 1902)

Dwight Filley Davis (July 5, 1879 - November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. He was the founder of the international tennis competition "Davis Cup".[1]

He served as United States Secretary of War from 1925 to 1929.[2]

Davis died at his home in Washington, D.C. on November 28, 1945, after a six-month illness.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Davis Cup History". Davis Cup. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  2. "The Secretary of War, The Hon. Dwight Davis, and the Chief of Staff, the Deputy Chief of Staff, the assistants Chief of Staff, and the Chiefs of branches posed for a photograph on the steps of the war Dept. In the group left to right, front row, Major Gen. Frank Parker, Major Gen. Charles P. Summerall, Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary of War, Col. C.B. Robbins, Secretary of War, Dwight F. Davis, Major Gen, B.H. Wells, Deputy Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. E.E. Booth, Ass't Chief of Staff, Major Gen. Fred T. Austin, Chief of Field Artillery, Major Gen. A.L. Carmichael, Chief of Finance". Library of Congress. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  3. "McCormick-Guggenheim-Morton family of Illinois and New York". PoliticalGraveyard.com. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  4. "DWIGHT DAVIS DIES; WAR EX-SECRETARY; Member of Coolidge's Cabinet First Soldier to Hold Post Since '69--New Deal Foe DONOR OF THE TENNIS CUP Former Champion Himself, He Created International Trophy --Hero of First World War Succeeded John W. Weeks Twice Double Champion Sold Progress in Philippines". The New York Times. November 28, 1945. Retrieved October 7, 2017.