dwight filley davis


Alexander Jackson, 1803–92, U.S. architect.
Benjamin Oliver, 1877–1970, U.S. military officer: first black Army brigadier general.
his son, Benjamin Oliver, Jr. 1912–2002, U.S. military officer: first black Air force lieutenant general.
Bette [bet-ee] , (Ruth Elizabeth Davis) 1908–89, U.S. film actress.
Dwight F(illey) [fil-ee] , 1879–1945, U.S. tennis player and public official: donor of the Davis Cup (1900), an international tennis trophy; Secretary of War 1925–29.
Elmer (Holmes) 1890–1958, U.S. radio commentator and author.
Jefferson, 1808–89, U.S. statesman: president of the Confederate States of America 1861–65.
Also, Davys. John, c1550–1605, English navigator and explorer.
John William, 1873–1955, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat.
Miles (Dewey, III) 1926–91, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
Owen, 1874–1956, U.S. playwright.
Richard Harding, 1864–1916, U.S. journalist, novelist, and playwright.
Stuart, 1894–1964, U.S. painter and illustrator.
a town in central California.
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Davis (ˈdeɪvɪs)
1.  Sir Andrew (Frank). born 1944, British conductor; chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1989--2000) and of the Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000
2.  Bette (ˈbɛtɪ), real name Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908--89, US film actress, whose films include Of Human Bondage (1934), Jezebel (1938) for which she won an Oscar, All About Eve (1950), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Nanny (1965), and The Whales of August (1987)
3.  Sir Colin (Rex). born 1927, English conductor, noted for his interpretation of the music of Berlioz
4.  Jefferson. 1808--89, president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861--65)
5.  Joe. 1901--78, English billiards and snooker player: world champion from 1927 to 1946
6.  John. Also called: John Davys. ?1550--1605, English navigator: discovered the Falkland Islands (1592); searched for a Northwest Passage
7.  Miles (Dewey). 1926--91, US jazz trumpeter and composer
8.  Steve. born 1957, English snooker player: world champion 1981, 1983--84, 1987--89

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dwight filley davis

tennis player best known as the donor of the Davis Cup (properly the International Lawn Tennis Challenge Trophy) for competition among teams representing various nations. He later became a United States cabinet member

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