Pronunciation: (dā'vis), [key]
1. Alexander Jackson, 1803–92, U.S. architect.
2. Benjamin Oliver, 1877–1970, U.S. military officer: first black Army brigadier general.
3. his son,Benjamin Oliver, Jr., 1912-2002, U.S. military officer: first black Air Force lieutenant general.
4. Bet•te Pronunciation: (bet'ē), [key] (Ruth Elizabeth Davis), born 1908, U.S. film actress.
5. Dwight F(il•ley) Pronunciation: (fil'ē), [key] 1879–1945, U.S. tennis player and public official: donor of the Davis Cup (1900), an international tennis trophy; Secretary of War 1925–29.
6. Elmer (Holmes), 1890–1958, U.S. radio commentator and author.
7. Jefferson, 1808–89, U.S. statesman: president of the Confederate States of America 1861–65.
8. John. Also,Davys.c1550–1605, English navigator and explorer.
9. John William, 1873–1955, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat.
10. Miles (Dewey, Jr.), 1926–91, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
11. Owen, 1874–1956, U.S. playwright.
12. Richard Harding, 1864–1916, U.S. journalist, novelist, and playwright.
13. Stuart, 1894–1964, U.S. painter and illustrator.
14. a town in central California. 36,640.

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