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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
Appointed byCalvin Coolidge
Preceded byMayhew Wainwright
Succeeded byHanford MacNider
Personal details
Dwight Filley Davis

July 5, 1879(1879-07-05)
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)
Dwight F. Davis
Turned pro1895 (amateur tour)
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Highest rankingNo. 5 (1900)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenF (1898, 1899)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1904)
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]