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Alexander Jackson, 1803–92, U.S. architect.
Benjamin Oliver, 1877–1970, U.S. military officer: first black Army brigadier general.
his son, Benjamin Oliver, Jr. 1912–2002, U.S. military officer: first black Air Force lieutenant general.
Bette
[bet-ee] /ˈbɛt i/ (Show IPA), (Ruth Elizabeth Davis) 1908–89, U.S. film actress.
Dwight F(illey)
[fil-ee] /ˈfɪl i/ (Show IPA), 1879–1945, U.S. tennis player and public official: donor of the Davis Cup (1900), an international tennis trophy; Secretary of War 1925–29.
Elmer (Holmes) 1890–1958, U.S. radio commentator and author.
Jefferson, 1808–89, U.S. statesman: president of the Confederate States of America 1861–65.
Also, Davys. John, c1550–1605, English navigator and explorer.
John William, 1873–1955, U.S. lawyer, politician, and diplomat.
Miles (Dewey, III) 1926–91, U.S. jazz trumpeter.
Owen, 1874–1956, U.S. playwright.
Richard Harding, 1864–1916, U.S. journalist, novelist, and playwright.
Stuart, 1894–1964, U.S. painter and illustrator.
a town in central California.
Contemporary Examples

America’s Shadow State in Pakistan Eli Lake December 4, 2011
How Blacks Freed Themselves from Slavery Eric Herschthal February 17, 2014
The Coen Brothers on Their Brilliant Folk Film, ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ at Telluride Marlow Stern August 29, 2013
Troy Davis’s Final Hours David A. Graham September 21, 2011
Paula Deen, Comic Book Hero? Tricia Romano September 18, 2013

Historical Examples

The High Heart Basil King
The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1 Various
The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2) Charles James Lever

noun
Sir Andrew (Frank). born 1944, British conductor; chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1989–2000) and of the Chicago Lyric Opera from 2000
Bette (ˈbɛtɪ), real name Ruth Elizabeth Davis. 1908–89, US film actress, whose films include Of Human Bondage (1934), Jezebel (1938) for which she won an Oscar, All About Eve (1950), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Nanny (1965), and The Whales of August (1987)
Sir Colin (Rex). 1927–2013, English conductor, noted for his interpretation of the music of Berlioz
Jefferson. 1808–89, president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War (1861–65)
Joe. 1901–78, English billiards and snooker player: world champion from 1927 to 1946
John. Also called: John Davys. ?1550–1605, English navigator: discovered the Falkland Islands (1592); searched for a Northwest Passage
Miles (Dewey). 1926–91, US jazz trumpeter and composer
Steve. born 1957, English snooker player: world champion 1981, 1983–84, 1987–89

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