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army officer , educator

Milton Fennimore Davis, American army officer, educator. Served as chief of training and executive, United States Air Service, World War; Fellow American Geography Society; Member Chamber of Commerce of the United States (nat. councillor), Hudson Valley Federated Chamber of Commerce (president); Mason.

Background

Davis, Milton Fennimore was born on November 15, 1864 in Mantorville, Minnesota, United States. Son of Evan Richard and Julia Ann (Ryder) Davis.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1890. Honorary Master of Arts, University of Oregon.

Career

Second lieutenant cavalry, June 12, 1890. Promoted through grades to major, June 14, 1909 (retired). Lieutenant colonel, retired, July 9, 1918.

Colonel retired, May 29, 1921. Mapped Yosemite and Sequoia parks and Sierra Forest Reserve, 1891-1896. Explored Grand Canyon of the Colorado, 1895.

Adjutant general 3d Brigade, Philippine Insurrection, 1900-1903. Executive secretary of staff, Infantry and Cavalry School, United States of America, 1903-1907. With General Staff and aide to chief of staff, 1907-1909.

Made commandant, secretary and treasurer New York Military Academy, 1909, now superintendent.

Membership

Served as chief of training and executive, United States Air Service, World War. Fellow American Geography Society. Member Chamber of Commerce of the United States (nat. councillor), Hudson Valley Federated Chamber of Commerce (president).

Connections

Married Bessie Aitken Hall. Children: Margaret Hall (wife of Frank A. Pattillo, United States of America), Dorothy (deceased), Helen Dorman, Milton F. Commissioned.

father:
Evan Richard Davis

mother:
Julia Ann (Ryder) Davis

spouse:
Bessie Aitken Hall

children:
Margaret Hall (wife of Frank A. Pattillo Davis

United States of America) Davis

Dorothy Davis (deceased)

Helen Dorman Davis

Milton F. Commd Davis