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Evan Anderson Davis

Evan Anderson Davis, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1970, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1973, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1978, United States Supreme Court 1979.

Background

  • Davis, Evan Anderson was born on January 18, 1944 in New York City. Son of Richard T. and Charlotte (Upham) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, 1969.

    Career

    • Law clerk to judge United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit), 1969-1970. Law clerk to Justice Potter Stewart United States Supreme Court, 1970-1971. General counsel New York City Budget Bureau, 1971-1972.

      Chief consumer protection division New York City Law Department, 1972-1974. Task force leader, impeachment inquiry staff United States House of Representatives, 1974. Associate Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York City, 1975-1978, partner, 1979—1986, since 1991.

      Counsel to governor of New York, 1985-1990. Vice chairman Fund New York City, 1982—1985. Trustee Columbia University, 1993—2005, member executive committee, since 1994, chair board finance committee, 1999—2005, vice chair board, 2001—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1970, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1973, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) New York 1978, United States Supreme Court 1979.

    Works

    • Editor-in-chief: Columbia Law Review, 1968-1969.

    Membership

    Treasurer School Field Studies, 1991—1995. Board directors Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 1993—1998, member executive committee, 1994—2002. Board directors Museum Hudson Highlands, 1997—1998, Storm King School, 1991—1998, Adirondack Council.

    Board visitors Helen Hayes Hospital, 1992—1998. Trustee Spence School, since 2005. Representative Center for Family.

    Chairperson New York Fair Elections Project, 1998—2005. Vestry Trinity Church, Wall Street, since 2001, junior warden, 2006—2007, senior warden, since 2008. Member Council Foreign Relations.

    Member of American Bar Association (house of deals 1983-1985, chairman special committee youth education citizenship 1986-1988, house of deals 1991-1993, 2000-2002, chairman standing committee public education), New York State Bar Association (member committee standards attorney conduct 1992—2009, member commission middle income access legal service 1995—2002, chief judge's commission judicial election 2003-2005), American Law Institute, Legal Aid Society (vice president 1983-1984, 1983-1985, member executive committee 1992—2000), Association Bar City of New York (chairman executive committee 1982-1983, vice president 1983-1984, president 2000-2002).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Carroll Rothwell. Children: Sara Li-Hu, Charlotte Zhong Xue, Phoebe Ming Ming.
    • father: Richard T. Davis
    • mother: Charlotte (Upham) Davis
    • spouse: Mary Carroll Rothwell
    • children: Sara Li-Hu Davis
    • Charlotte Zhong Xue Davis
    • Phoebe Ming Ming Davis
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    Born January 18, 1944
    (age 73)
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