Davis

/day"vis/, n.
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., born 1912, U.S. military officer: first black Air Force lieutenant general.
4. Bette /bet"ee/, (Ruth Elizabeth Davis), 1908-89, U.S. film actress.
5. Dwight F(illey) /fil"ee/, 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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(as used in expressions)
Davis Angela Yvonne
Davis Benjamin Oliver Jr.
Davis Bette
Ruth Elizabeth Davis
Davis David
Davis Jefferson
Davis Miles Dewey
Davis Sir Colin Rex
Davis Stuart
Wade Davis Bill

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      city, Yolo county, central California, U.S. It lies in the Sacramento River valley, 11 miles (18 km) west of Sacramento. The city, founded in 1868, was named Davisville for Jerome C. Davis, who owned a stock farm on the site. (The city's name was shortened in 1907 by the post office and became the official name in 1917.) Originally an agricultural community, it is now primarily an educational centre with some light industry (e.g., food processing and steel fabrication) and several prominent medical facilities. In 1905 the University of California (California, University of) acquired 778 acres (315 hectares) in the locality for a branch campus (opened 1908) and an experimental farm school (now the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences). Subsequently, schools of veterinary medicine, letters and science, engineering, law, medicine, biological science, management, and education were established. The Davis campus of the University of California now covers more than 5,000 acres (2,000 hectares). The California National Primate Research Center was founded in Davis in 1962, and D-Q (Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl) University, a two-year tribal college emphasizing North American and Latin American Indian cultures, opened in 1971. Pop. (1990) 46,209; (2000) 60,308.

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