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Curtis Carroll Davis

Curtis Carroll Davis, American writer, reviewer, critic. Decorated Bronze Star.


  • Davis, Curtis Carroll was born on February 18, 1916 in Baltimore. Son of Hoagland Cook and Mary Katharine (Carroll) Davis.

  • Education

    • AB, Yale University, 1938. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1947.


    • Commissioned air corps United States Army, 1942, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, retired, 1976. Operations officer Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1947-1949. Director Star Spangled Banner Flag House Association, Baltimore, since 1959.

      Member executive committee Edgar Allan Poe Society, since 1964.


    • Chronicler of the cavaliers;: A life of the Virginia novelist, Dr. William A. Caruthers
    • Caruthers (1800-46) was a pre-civil war Virginian novelist and small town doctor who flunked out of his alma mater, whose magazine writing has been lost to time but who established himself as the father of Southern historical romance writing and who was responsible for the establishment of two significant traditions: 1) the legendary reputation of the 'F F V s' and 2) the sprightly memory of the Knights of the Golden HorseShoe
    • Author: Chronicler of the Cavaliers, 1953, The King's Chevalier, 1961, That Ambitious Mr. Legaré, 1971, Revolution's Godchild, 1976. Editor: John S. Wise's The End of an Era, 1965, Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison, 1968, William A. Caruthers' The Knights of the Golden Horse-Shoe, 1970.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Narrator Society War of 1812 (Maryland) annual municipal "Cavalcade", Baltimore, annually. Member National Book Critics Circle, American Antiquarian Society, American History Society, Maryland History Society (past chairman library committee), Manuscript Society, United States Commission on Military History, Society Colonial Wars (past governor), S.R. (past president), Cosmos Club, Capitol Hill Club Yale Club New York, Circumnavigators Club, Baltimore Country Club.


    • Married G. Margarete Davis (deceased May 1985).
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    Born February 18, 1916
    • 1938
      Yale University
    • 1939
      Columbia University
    • 1947
      Duke University
    • 1942
      Commissioned air corps United States Army
    • 1947 - 1949
      operations officer, Central Intelligence Agency
      Washington, United States
    • 1959
      director, Star Spangled Banner Flag House Association
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1964
      member, executive committee Edgar Allan Poe Society