Davis, Dwight Filley, 1879-1945

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Dwight Filley Davis, Sr. (July 5, 1879 – November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition. He was the Assistant Secretary of War from 1923 to 1925 and Secretary of War from 1925 to 1929.
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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. ARMY--NAVY FOOTBALL GAME 1927Several High Angle views of game in progress between Army and Navy National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
creatorOf Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. Frank B. Kellogg papers, 1890-1942 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hines, John Leonard, 1868-1968. Papers of John Leonard Hines, 1881-1944. Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOOD OF 1927 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Charles B. McVay Papers, 1896-1950, (bulk 1927-1930) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. AVIATION, HISTORICAL SINCE 1919 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. CABINET MEMBERS AND PROMINENT PERSONS OF THE PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE ADMINISTRATION National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Davis, Dwight Filley, 1879-1945. Examination papers in Economics 1, 1897-1898. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. Cabinet Members and Prominent Personages of the Administration of Herbert Hoover National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959. Papers, 1900-1946. Houghton Library
referencedIn Clarence Cook Little papers, 1924-1929 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn McVay, Charles B. (Charles Butler), 1868-1949. Charles B. McVay papers, 1896-1950 (bulk 1927-1930). Library of Congress
referencedIn Joseph Pulitzer Papers, 1897-1958, (bulk 1925-1955) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Extension Service. 1888 - 2000. Miscellaneous Films. 1913 - 1942. CALVIN COOLIDGE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. THE SECRETARY OF WAR, DWIGHT F. DAVIS, VISITS THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, AUGUST 1928 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. NATIONAL MATCHES AND INTERNATIONAL MATCHES National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. DEDICATION OF WRIGHT FIELD National Archives at College Park
referencedIn W. Cameron (William Cameron) Forbes papers, 1900-1946. Houghton Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. AVIATION, HISTORICAL, SINCE 1919 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn George Sabin Gibbs Papers, 1896-1947 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ferguson, Harley Bascom, b. 1875. Harley Bascom Ferguson papers, 1892-1941 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS AWARDED TO ORVILLE WRIGHT National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Pulitzer, Joseph, 1885-1955. Joseph Pulitzer papers, 1897-1958 (bulk 1925-1955). Library of Congress
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Documentary Films. 1914 - 1944. WAR AND PEACE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. ARMY - NAVY FOOTBALL GAME - 1927 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn McNutt, Paul V. (Paul Vories), 1891-1955. Mss., 1899-1955 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Townsend, Reginald Meyer Fisher, 1891-1969. Papers, 1917-1918. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Edgar Huidekoper Wells papers, 1912-1933. Houghton Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Historical Films. 1914 - 1936. DEMONSTRATION OF CROSS-COUNTRY CARS OF THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT AT WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 24, 1936 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Gibbs, George Sabin, 1875-1947. George Sabin Gibbs papers, 1896-1947. Library of Congress
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Dwight F. Davis. 1917-1950. National Archives at St. Louis
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington, D. C. DC US
St. Louis MO US
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Occupation
Politicians
Tennis players
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Person

Birth 1879-07-05

Death 1945-11-28

Active 1900

Active 1946

Male

Americans

English

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