Robert Courtney Davis
Major General, United States Army
Courtney Davis, a native of Pennsylvania, was born on 29 July 1875. His
classmates knew him as “Corkey,” and he joined the Infantry upon graduation
in the United States Military Academy class of 1898, serving in both the
Santiago Campaign in Cuba and in the Philippine Insurrection.
He then became a Tactical Officer at West Point and returned for the Cuban Pacification in 1906.
Before going to France he served his second tour at West Point. During World War I he served in the Adjutant General Corps and in 1918 became a Brigadier General.
By 1922 he was a Major General and served as The Adjutant General until 1927, when he retired.
General Davis remained active after retirement. From 1932 to 1944 he was the Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the American Red Cross and twice served as the President of the Association of Graduates, from 1936 to 1938 and again in 1944.
General Davis died on 2 September 1944 in New York at age 67.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, October 2006
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