John Willock Noble
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|John Willock Noble|
|18th United States Secretary of the Interior|
March 7, 1889 – March 6, 1893
|Preceded by||William Freeman Vilas|
|Succeeded by||M. Hoke Smith|
October 26, 1831|
Lancaster, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||March 22, 1912
|Spouse(s)||Lizabeth Halsted Noble|
|Alma mater||Miami University
Noble was born in Lancaster, Ohio and attended Miami University. In 1851, he graduated from Yale University with honors. After service in the Civil War, he became U.S. Attorney for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He served as Secretary of the Interior throughout the entire Benjamin Harrison administration. Under his watch as Secretary of the Interior, the Cherokee Commission negotiated eleven agreements that removed nineteen indigenous tribes to small allotments in the Oklahoma Territory, while opening the land to homesteaders.He later practiced law in St. Louis and died there in 1912.
- Hagan, William T. (2003). Taking Indian Lands: The Cherokee (Jerome) Commission, 1889-1893. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 13, 18, 19, 20, 38, 182, 223, 235. ISBN 978-0-8061-3513-7.
William Freeman Vilas
|U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Served under: Benjamin Harrison
Michael Hoke Smith
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