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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 SupremeCt. 1979. Recipient Hopkins medal St. David's Society, New York, 1988, Bruckner medal Federal Bar Council, 1990, Aquarium Environmental award Wildlife Conservation Society, 1995.


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


Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts, 1966). Columbia University (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 1969).


Worked at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Admitted to the bar, 1970, New York. Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Law Review.

Kent Scholar. Recipient: Columbia University Medal for Excellence Awarded at Commencement, 1987. Federal Bar Council Emory Buckner Award for Distinguished Public Service, 1990. Saint David's Society Hopkins Medal, 1988.

Counsel to Governor Mario M. Cuomo, 1985-1990. Associate, 1975 and Member, 1978-1985, 1991—, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. Watergate Task Force Leader, 1974.

Chief, Consumer Protection Division, New York City Law Department, 1972-1974. General Counsel, New York City Budget Bureau, 1971-1972. Law Clerk: Justice Potter Stewart, 1970-1971.

Judge Harold Leventhal, 1969-1970. Member, Board of Directors: Helen Hayes Hospital. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

Museum of the Hudson Highlands. Storm King School. Trustee, Columbia University, Trustee and Member, Executive Committee, School for Field Studies. Member: Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member: Citizens Budget Commission and Executive Committee, 1979-1984.

Chairman: Municipal Affairs Committee, 1978-1979. Local Finance Project, 1977-1978), New York State and American (Chairman, Standing Committee on Public Education, 1989-1992. Member, House of Delegates, 1983-1985, 1991-1993) Bar Associations.

American Law Institute. Federal Bar Council; New York County Lawyers Association. The Legal Aid Society (Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee).

Council on Foreign Relations.


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).


Married Mary Carroll Rothwell. Children: Sara Li-Hu, Charlotte Zhong Xue, Phoebe Ming Ming.