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Benjamin Oliver Davis

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Davis, Benjamin Oliver (1877–1970), first African-American general in the U.S. Army (1940). He later supervised the desegregation of troop units. His son, Benjamin Oliver, Jr. (1912– ), became the first African-American general in the Air Force.

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