Donald Angus Davison

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Donald Angus Davison (October 26, 1892 - May 6, 1944) was a Major General in the United States Army.

Biography[edit]

Davison was born on October 26, 1892 in San Carlos, Arizona,[1] the second child of Lieutenant Colonel Lorenzo Paul Davison of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and his first wife, Carolyn Lavina Shannon.[2] He would marry Marjorie Risk, who died in 1986. Davison died on May 6, 1944 in Bangalore, India. He and Marjorie are buried at Arlington National Cemetery, along with his father.

Career[edit]

Davison graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1915, a member of "The class the stars fell on", that spawned 59 general offices out of a class of 164. Later in his career Davison would participate in the North African Campaign during World War II. Davison held the rank of Brigadier General when he died suddenly. He was posthumously promoted to Major General.

Davison Army Airfield is named for him.

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