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Cover of Time Magazine (December 15, 1924)
Cover of Time Magazine (December 15, 1924)

Dwight Filley Davis (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. This is a magazine cover. ... This is a magazine cover. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... Davis Cup logo The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ...


Davis was born St. Louis, Missouri. He won the men's singles title at the US Championships in 1889. He then teamed-up with Holcombe Ward won the men's doubles title at the championships for three years in a row from 1899-1901. Davis and Ward were also men's doubles runners-up at Wimbledon in 1901. Saint Louis (pronounced in English, in French), frequently spelled St. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official languages English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land 68,898 mi²; 178... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Holcombe Ward (New York, November 23, 1878 – Red Bank, January 23, 1967) was an American male tennis player. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1899 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Wimbledon logo Wimbledon is the oldest and most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ...


In 1900, Davis developed the structure for, and donated a silver bowl to go to the winner of, a new international tennis competition designed by him and three others known as the International Lawn Tennis Challenge, which was later renamed the Davis Cup in his honor. He was a member of the US team that won the first two competitions in 1900 and 1902, and was also the captain of the 1900 team. 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Though educated as a lawyer, Davis was never a practicing attorney. He was, however, politically active in his home town of St. Louis and served as the city's public parks commissioner from 1911 to 1915. During his tenure, he expanded athletic facilities and created the first municipal tennis courts in the United States. He served President Calvin Coolidge as Assistant Secretary of War (1923-25) and then as Secretary of War (1925-29) and then served as Governor General of the Philippines (1929-32). Davis died in Washington, D.C. in 1945. Jump to: navigation, search 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Governor-General of the Philippines was the chief political executive of the Philippines from 1901 to 1935, during the period when they were governed by the United States of America. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ...


External links

  • International Tennis Hall of Fame profile



Preceded by:
John W. Weeks
United States Secretary of War
19251929
Succeeded by:
James W. Good
Preceded by:
Eugene Allen Gilmore
Governor-General of the Philippines
1930-1932
Succeeded by:
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.


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Davis Cup ::The Tennis Channel (455 words)
In 1900 Dwight F. Davis, a student on the Harvard tennis squad, wanted to match the skills of four members of his team against a team from Britain.
Davis devised a format that called for three days of competition, with two singles matches on the first day, a doubles match on the second, and two more singles matches on the final day.
After Davis died in 1945, the trophy was renamed the Davis Cup in his memory.
CASDE | Dwight -- Butler County (815 words)
Dwight's streets were graveled in 1926, and a grotto near the church was added in the 1930s.
The population of Dwight peaked in 1930 at 323 residents.
Dwight has a full line of business establishments, a library, and a good park with a tennis court, a baseball and a football field.
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