James Noble (senator)

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James Noble
James Noble from Who-When-What Book, 1900
United States Senator
In office
1816 – February 26, 1831
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Robert Hanna
Personal details
Born December 16, 1785
Berryville, Virginia
Died February 26, 1831(1831-02-26) (aged 45)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic-Republican

James Noble (December 16, 1785 – February 26, 1831) was the first U.S. Senator from the U.S. state of Indiana.

Noble was born near Berryville, Virginia and moved with his parents to Campbell County, Kentucky when he was 10. There he studied law and he became an attorney, after which he moved to Indiana and settled in Brookville around 1808.

Once settled in Indiana he became a ferryboat operator, a judge and a member of the state's first constitutional convention, in 1816, as a delegate from Franklin County.

He was elected to the first session of the Indiana State House of Representatives in 1816.

He was elected as a Democratic Republican (later an anti-Jacksonian Democrat) to the United States Senate in 1816. He was reelected to two more terms and served from December 11, 1816, until his death in 1831.

While in the Senate he was chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Pensions for the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 20th Congresses, and chairman of the U.S. Committee on the Militia for the 16th and 17th Congresses.

He died in Washington, D.C. and is buried in the Congressional Cemetery.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Indiana
Served alongside: Waller Taylor, William Hendricks
Succeeded by
Robert Hanna