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Noah Davis (September 10, 1818 Haverhillmarker, Grafton County, New Hampshiremarker - March 20, 1902 New York Citymarker) was an American lawyer and politician from New Yorkmarker


His family removed to Albion, New York in 1825. He attended Lima Seminary in Buffalo, New Yorkmarker. Then he studied law in Lewiston, New Yorkmarker, was admitted to the bar in 1841, and practiced in Gainesville, New Yorkmarker, and Buffalo. He returned to Albion in February 1844, and practiced law in partnership with Sanford E. Church.

In 1857, he was appointed to the New York Supreme Court (8th District) to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Mullett, and was subsequently elected to two eight-year terms, but resigned in 1868 after his election to Congress. He was ex officio a judge of the New York Court of Appealsmarker in 1865.

Davis was elected as a Republican to the 41st United States Congress, and served from March 4, 1869, to July 15, 1870, when he resigned. Davis was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and held that office from July 20, 1870, to December 31, 1872, when he resigned.

In November 1872, he was elected to a fourteen-year term on the New York Supreme Court (1st District). He presided over the trial of William M. Tweed in 1873. After his term expired, he resumed the practice of law in New York Citymarker and was a member of the council of the University of the City of New York (now New York Universitymarker.)

He was buried at Mount Albion Cemetery in Albion.


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