John M. Davy

John M. Davy
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Justice for the New York Supreme Court
In office
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th district
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byGeorge Gilbert Hoskins
Succeeded byElizur K. Hart
Collector of Customs for the Port of Genesee
In office
District attorney for Monroe County
In office
Personal details
Born(1835-06-29)June 29, 1835
Ottawa, Ontario
DiedApril 21, 1909(1909-04-21) (aged 73)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army Union Army
Years of service1862–1863
RankArmy-USA-OF-01a.svg first lieutenant
UnitCompany G, One Hundred and Eighth Regiment, Volunteer Infantry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

John Madison Davy (June 29, 1835 – April 21, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Davy moved to New York with his parents, who settled near Rochester, Monroe County, in 1835. He attended the common schools and the Monroe Academy, East Henrietta, New York. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a first lieutenant in Company G, One Hundred and Eighth Regiment, Volunteer Infantry, in 1862 and 1863. He studied law in Rochester. He was admitted to the bar in 1863 and commenced practice in Rochester, New York. He served as district attorney of Monroe County 1868-1872. He served as collector of customs for the port of Genesee from 1872 until his resignation in 1875.

Davy was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law.

Davy was elected justice of the supreme court of New York and served from January 1, 1889, until his retirement in 1905. He again resumed the practice of law. He died in Atlantic City, New Jersey, April 21, 1909. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George G. Hoskins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
Elizur K. Hart

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