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Dwight F. Davis
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Governor-General of the Philippines
In office
July 8, 1929 – January 9, 1932
President Herbert Hoover
Preceded by Eugene Allen Gilmore (Acting)
Succeeded by George C. Butte (Acting)
49th United States Secretary of War
In office
October 14, 1925 – March 4, 1929
President Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by John W. Weeks
Succeeded by James Good
United States Assistant Secretary of War
In office
1923–1925
Appointed by Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by Mayhew Wainwright
Succeeded by Hanford MacNider
Personal details
Born
Dwight Filley Davis

(1879-07-05)July 5, 1879
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died November 28, 1945(1945-11-28) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Republican
Education Harvard University (BA)
Washington University (LLB)
Dwight F. Davis
Turned pro 1895 (amateur tour)
Retired 1902
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 5 (1900)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open F (1898, 1899)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1904)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1901)
US Open W (1899, 1900, 1901)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games QF (1904)
Team Competitions
Davis Cup W (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".

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

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

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