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Pierpont Davis

Full name: Francis Pierpont Davis
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Owen Churchill.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 47 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed 8 metres Angelita USA 1 Gold

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
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