Herbert Davis

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Herbert John Davis
President of Smith College
In office
Preceded by Elizabeth Cutter Morrow
Succeeded by Benjamin Fletcher Wright
Personal details
Born (1893-05-24)24 May 1893
Northamptonshire, England
Died 28 March 1967(1967-03-28) (aged 73)

Herbert John Davis (24 May 1893[1] – 28 March 1967) was the fourth official president of Smith College, serving from 1940 to 1949, succeeding acting president Elizabeth Cutter Morrow. During World War II, he presided over the creation of America's first Officers' Training Unit of the Women's Reserve (also known as WAVES).[2][3]


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  2. ^ "Smith College: Smith Tradition". Smith College. Archived from the original on 2007-01-01. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  3. ^ Elizabeth Whiston (October 17, 2002). "The Smith Presidents". The Sophian. Retrieved 2007-02-28. [permanent dead link]