Definition of Davis, Benjamin Oliver in English:

Davis, Benjamin Oliver

Pronunciation /ˈdāvis/ /ˈdeɪvɪs/

proper noun

  • (1877–1970), US military leader. In 1940, he became the first African American general in the US Army. His son, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. (1912–2002), an aviator, became the first African American Air Force general in 1954.