Full name: Francis Pierpont Davis
Born: December 27, 1884 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 15, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: California Yacht Club, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: United States
Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Owen Churchill.
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
At the age of 47, Pierpont Davis was the oldest member of Owen Churchill’s boat, the Angelita, in the 1932 8-metre class. Pierpont Davis was Churchill’s brother-in-law. Davis was also well known in the sport as an administrator and, in addition to competing, served as a member of the international jury at the 1932 Games. Davis had competed in the final Olympic tryouts of the 8-metre class, sailing his own Santa Maria, but finished 2nd in the competition to Churchill. In the Olympic event, Churchill graciously included his own six crew members and Davis’s six crew members, allowing everyone to sail at least one race and win a gold medal. Davis represented the California Yacht Club. He attended Baltimore City College and the Maryland Institute of Art and Design. Starting in 1910 he formed his own architectural firm, designing many famous buildings in the Los Angeles area, and also helped design the Pentagon.
|1932 Summer||47||Los Angeles||Sailing||Mixed 8 metres||Angelita||USA||1||Gold|
|1932 Summer||47||Los Angeles||Sailing||Angelita||USA||Final Standings||1932-08-05||8|
|1932 Summer||47||Los Angeles||Sailing||Angelita||USA||Race One||1932-08-05||2||2-01:09|
|1932 Summer||47||Los Angeles||Sailing||Angelita||USA||Race Two||1932-08-06||2||2-18:46|
|1932 Summer||47||Los Angeles||Sailing||Angelita||USA||Race Three||1932-08-07||2||2-03:03|
|1932 Summer||47||Los Angeles||Sailing||Angelita||USA||Race Four||1932-08-08||2||2-25:46|