Canadian Football Legends
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Andrew Davies bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Andrew P. Davis

Executive Career

President of the Ottawa Rough Riders

President of the Interprovincal Rugby Football Union (IPRFU)

President of the Canadian Rugby Union

Dr. Andrew P. Davies played football at McGill University in Montreal before returning to his native Ottawa in 1915. Once his playing career was finished, Davies became the Head Coach of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1930.

Davies became a fine, rugged player for the home town Ottawa Rough Riders and then continued on in an executive capacity until 1948.
As a player, officer, and team physician Dr. Davis devoted considerable time and money to the Rough Riders. He was known for providing free medical care to former and elderly Ottawa players. After his retirement he remained an honorary officer until his death in 1956.

In his later years, Dr. Davies was honoured for his fine contributions to Canadian football at the 1954 Grey Cup dinner, where he was presented with a plaque for outstanding service to rugby football in Canada.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1969 as a builder.

Class of 1969

Arthur U. ChipmanAndrew DaviesAbe EliowitzSam EtcheverryNorman KwongArthur Stevenson

Davies, Andrew P.
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