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October 14, 1925. "Sec. Dwight Davis & family after swearing in." Dwight Davis, Secretary of War in the Coolidge administration and a tennis champion in his younger years, is probably best remembered as founder of the Davis Cup. National Photo Company glass negative, Library of Congress. View full size.