Davis Benjamin Oliver

Davis

, Benjamin Oliver 1877-1970.
American cavalry officer who was the first African-American general in the US Army (1940-1948). His son Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. (1912-2002), was the first African-American general in the US Air Force (1954-1970).
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