John Willock Noble

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John Willock Noble
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18th United States Secretary of the Interior
In office
March 7, 1889 – March 6, 1893
Preceded byWilliam Freeman Vilas
Succeeded byM. Hoke Smith
Personal details
Born(1831-10-26)October 26, 1831
Lancaster, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMarch 22, 1912(1912-03-22) (aged 80)
U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lizabeth Halsted Noble
Alma materMiami University
Yale University
ProfessionPolitician, 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 time that Benjamin Harrison was President of the United States.[3] He later practiced law in St. Louis and died there in 1912.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Famous Americans". Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  2. "U.S. Department of Interior". Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Miller Center". Retrieved 2010-01-06.


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