Gregory C. Davison
|Gregory Caldwell Davison|
September 12, 1871|
Jefferson City, Missouri
|Died||May 7, 1935(aged 63)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1892–1907|
|Other work||Vice President, Electric Boat
Vice President, New London Ship and Engine Company
Davison was born August 12, 1871 in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Alexander Caldwell and Sarah Caroline Pelot Davison. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy on 27 May 1892. He served in many ships, specializing in torpedo boat operations. until resigning in 1908.
An excellent scientist as well as an efficient naval officer, Lieutenant Commander Davison was responsible for many inventions in ordnance, torpedoes, submarines and general naval science. Retiring from the Navy on December 31, 1907, he later became Vice President of the Electric Boat Company, continuing his interest in and support of the Navy until his death on May 7, 1935.
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- "Davison". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
- Marquis, Albert Nelson, ed. (1915). Who's who in New England: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men and Women of the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. A.N. Marquis & Company. p. 318.
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