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Old 02-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #60
ollinger
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The upper class can sometimes be giving to the great unwashed beneath. Dwight Davis came from a priveleged background, started the competition that became the Davis Cup while he was at Harvard, then returned to his native St. Louis where, as Parks Commissioner, he created the first municipal tennis courts in America. Maybe it was that competitive spirit that took him to greater heights, including serving as Secretary of War (War Dept. subsequently became Defense Dept.) in Washington some years later.
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