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Noah DAVIS

(1818-1902)

DAVIS, Noah, a Representative from New York; born in Haverhill, N.H., September 10, 1818; moved with his parents to Albion, N.Y., in 1825; attended the common schools and Lima Seminary, Buffalo, N.Y.; studied law in Lewiston; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Gainesville and Buffalo; returned to Albion in February 1844, where he continued the practice of law until May 1858; appointed and subsequently twice elected judge of the supreme court for the eighth judicial district, and served from 1857 to 1868; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1869, until July 15, 1870, when he resigned; appointed by President Grant as United States attorney for the southern district of New York and served from July 20, 1870, until December 31, 1872, when he resigned, having been elected a judge of the supreme court of the State, in which position he served until 1887; resumed the practice of law in New York City; member of the council of the University of the City of New York (now New York University); died in New York City March 20, 1902; interment in Mount Albion Cemetery, Albion, Orleans County, N.Y.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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