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Lawyer

William Curtis Noyes, American lawyer. famous cases include: Huntington Case, Rose Will Case (4 Abbott’s Court of Appeals Decision, 108), achieved his greatest victory in suit of Mechanics’ Bank vs. member Executive Committee American Temperance Union.

Background

Noyes, William Curtis was born on August 19, 1805 in Schodack, New York, United States. Son of George and Martha (Curtis) Noyes.

Education

Honorary Doctor of Laws, Hamilton College, circa 1856.

Career

Admitted to New York bar as attorney, 1827, as counselor, 1830. District attorney Oneida County (New York), circa 1834. Bequeathed his library (over 7,000 books) to Hamilton College.

Famous cases include: Huntington Case, Rose Will Case (4 Abbott’s Court of Appeals Decision, 108), achieved his greatest victory in suit of Mechanics’ Bank versus New York & New Haven Railroad Company (13 New York Reports, 599). Delegate to Peace Conference, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, 1861. Gave address “One Country! One Constitution! One Destiny!” (in support of Emancipation Proclamation), 1861.

Member Executive Committee American Temperance Union. President New England Society, 1864.

Achievements

  • Famous cases include: Huntington Case, Rose Will Case (4 Abbott’s Court of Appeals Decision, 108), achieved his greatest victory in suit of Mechanics’ Bank vs.

Membership

Member Executive Committee American Temperance Union.

Connections

Married Anne Tracy, 3 children. Married second, Julia Tallmadge, 2 children.

father:
George Noyes

mother:
Martha (Curtis) Noyes

spouses:
Anne Tracy

Julia Tallmadge