The Resource B. Warwick Davenport reminiscences

B. Warwick Davenport reminiscences

Label
B. Warwick Davenport reminiscences, 1942-2004
Title
B. Warwick Davenport reminiscences
Inclusive dates
1942-2004
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Language
eng
Summary
Reminiscences of B. Warwick Davenport (1916-1992) of Henrico County, Virginia, regarding the delivery of a globe which was a gift from the U.S. Army to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874-1965). Davenport, a captain on General George C. Marshall's (1880-1959) staff recounts the difficult flight to Great Britain to deliver the globe, and adds that on the return trip to the United States his plane gave a ride to Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) to North Africa. Includes a photograph, no date, of Winston Churchill and possibly Davenport with the globe; page of an article, 1997, written by Arthur H. Robinson (1915-2004), who was involved in constructing the globe; and an obituary, 2004, on Robinson
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Biographical or historical data
Bradfute Warwick Davenport was born 18 August 1916 in Henrico County, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale, and his law degree from the University of Virginia law school in 1941. That same year, he joined Hunton & Williams. Davenport served as an officer on the staff of General George C. Marshall during World War II. Davenport returned to Hunton & Williams after the war and was made a partner in 1949. He served on the board of the Chesapeake Corporation and helped found the Pulaski Furniture Corporation. He and his wife Martha Orr Davenport had two children. B. Warwick Davenport died in Virginia 20 March 1992.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
B. Warwick Davenport reminiscences
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
7
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Davenport, Brad W., Jr.
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001693873
Type of unit
leaves

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