American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of central California west of Sacramento. A branch of the University of California (established 1908) is here. Population: 61,000.
- Davis, Benjamin Oliver 1877-1970. American cavalry officer who was the first African-American general in the U.S. Army (1940-1948). His son Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. (1912-2002), was the first African-American general in the U.S. Air Force (1954-1970).
- Davis, Bette Originally Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908-1989. American actress who won an Academy Award for Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938).
- Davis, Dwight Filley 1879-1945. American tennis player and donor (1900) of the Davis Cup for the annual international team tennis competition.
- Davis, Jefferson 1808-1889. American soldier and president of the Confederacy (1861-1865). He was captured by Union soldiers in 1865 and imprisoned for two years, and although he was indicted for treason (1866), he was never prosecuted.
- Davis, John See John Davys.
- Davis, Miles Dewey, Jr. 1926-1991. American jazz musician acclaimed for his warm, often muted trumpet style.
- Davis, Richard Harding 1864-1916. American writer whose vivid coverage of the Spanish-American, Boer, and Russo-Japanese wars established him as the leading correspondent of his day.
- Davis, Stuart 1894-1964. American artist who often incorporated jazz tempos into his vibrant canvases. In the 1920s he was strongly influenced by cubism.
- n. A common patronymic surname derived from David; variant of Davies
- n. Any of a number of places named after people with the surname, including a city in California
- n. A university in Davis, California (University of California, Davis)
- n. United States jazz musician; noted for his trumpet style (1926-1991)
- n. United States tennis player who donated the Davis Cup for international team tennis competition (1879-1945)
- n. English navigator who explored the Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage (1550-1605)
- n. American statesman; president of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1808-1889)
- n. United States painter who developed an American version of cubism (1894-1964)
- n. United States film actress (1908-1989)
“DAVIS: Oh God, almighty God! SIMON: At the very end of the complete tape there are a few more seconds of the handcuffing of relief worker, Calvin Briles, who told CNN he wanted to report the alleged brutal treatment of Davis, but was told to mind his own business.”
“GRAY DAVIS (D), CALIFORNIA: ... most inspirational speaker in the Davis campaign, my wonderful wife, Sharon Davis.”
“DAVIS -- because an old maiden lady who was independent had said that she thought it a good name for a boy, as her own was Davis.”
“COACH OF THE YEAR RANDY DAVIS, Cascade Christian Bio: When the season began, Davis, a Wilson High School graduate, had four starters back from the team that reached the Class 1A state semifinals in 2008.”
“DAVIS - Nevada Union capped off its season with a resounding 49-6 win over Davis to catapult the Miners into the playoffs next week.”
“Last year, just 23 hours before Georgia officials would have executed Davis by lethal injection, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles issued a temporary stay of execution amid doubts about Davis� guilt.”
“Meanwhile, Kristin Davis is the only candidate for Governor of New York to have served time at Riker's Island.”
“Captain Davis is survived by his wife, Karen Wheeler Davis; daughters,”
“Geena Davis is a Barbie doll," she writes, "and when God decided where the beautiful men were going to live in the world, he did not choose Chicago.”
“Missouri State Rep. Cynthia Davis is against free summer lunches for kids.”
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