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Noah K. Davis

Noah Knowles Davis was an American educator.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Death and legacy 3
  • References 4

Early life

Noah Knowles Davis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 15, 1830. He was raised by his mother and step-father, the Reverend John L. Dagg. He was educated at Mercer University, where his step-father was president, and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Davis taught at Delaware College and then at Howard College (now Samford University) in 1852. Davis delivered a graduation address at Howard College in 1854. Later he taught at the University of Virginia. His many books included Elements of Deductive Logic (1893), Elements of Inductive Logic (1895), and Elements of Psychology (1893). Another book was The Story of Nazarene.[1]

Death and legacy

Davis died on May 4, 1910 in Virginia.[2][3] Davis influenced Collins Denny, a Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University who taught poet John Crowe Ransom.[1]


  1. ^ a b Rubin, Louis Decimus (1978). The Wary Fugitives: Four Poets and the South. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press. pp. 10–11. 
  2. ^ Alumni Bulletin of the University of Virginia, Volume 3, Issues 1-5. University of Virginia Press. 1910. p. 399. 
  3. ^ "Noah Knowles Davis". The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers. Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
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