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DAVIS, Noah Knowles, educator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 May 1830. He was graduated at Mercer University, Georgia, in 1849, and then spent several years in Philadelphia, chiefly in the study of chemistry. While here he edited the "Model Architect" and the "Carpenter's Guide." In 1852 he became professor of natural science in Howard College, Marion, Ala., and in 1859 principal of the Judson female institute at the same place. In 1868 he was elected president of Bethel College, Russellville, Kentucky. In 1873 he was called to the chair of moral science in the University of Virginia. Dr. Davis is the author of "The Theory of Thought, a Treatise on Deductive Logic" (New York, 1880); and has contributed to various reviews. He has received the degree of LL.D. In religious profession Dr. Davis is a Baptist, and is prominent and active in the councils of that denomination.
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