John Willock Noble

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John Willock Noble
18th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
March 7, 1889 – March 6, 1893
Preceded by William Freeman Vilas
Succeeded by M. Hoke Smith
Personal details
Born October 26, 1831(1831-10-26)
Lancaster, Ohio, U.S.
Died March 22, 1912(1912-03-22) (aged 80)
U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lizabeth Halsted Noble
Alma mater Miami University
Yale University
Profession Politician, Lawyer

John Willock Noble (October 26, 1831 – March 22, 1912) was an American lawyer and brevet general in the Civil War.[1] He was the Secretary of the Interior between 1889 and 1893.[2]

Noble was born in Lancaster, Ohio and went to Miami University.[1] In 1851, he graduated from Yale University with honors.[1] After being in the Civil War, he became U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.[3] He was the Secretary of the Interior during the entire Benjamin Harrison administration.[3] He later practiced law in St. Louis and died there in 1912.[3]

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Preceded by
William Freeman Vilas
United States Secretary of the Interior
1889–1893
Succeeded by
Michael Hoke Smith