Noble A. Hull

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Noble A. Hull
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd district
In office
March 3, 1879 – January 22, 1881
Preceded by Jesse J. Finley
Succeeded by Horatio Bisbee, Jr.
6th Lieutenant Governor of Florida
In office
January 2, 1877 – 1879
Governor George Franklin Drew
Preceded by Marcellus Stearns
Succeeded by Livingston W. Bethel
Personal details
Born (1827-03-11)March 11, 1827
Camden County, Georgia
Died January 28, 1907(1907-01-28) (aged 79)
Jacksonville, Florida
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eleanor C. Sturtevant
Religion Presbyterian

Noble Andrew Hull (March 11, 1827 - January 28, 1907) was a U.S. Representative from Florida and the sixth Lieutenant Governor of Florida.

Early life[edit]

Born in Little York, Georgia,[1] and raised on a plantation, Hull attended the county schools and Chatham Academy in Savannah, Georgia. He engaged in mercantile pursuits in Savannah in 1845.[2] In 1851, he moved to Florida and continued his business in Columbia County. When Suwannee County was formed out of part of Columbia County in 1858, was elected the new county's first sheriff.[1]

The Civil War[edit]

Hull represented Columbia County[2] in the Florida House of Representatives in 1860 and 1861[1] and was present at the convention in which Florida seceded from the Union. During the Civil War, he served as captain of Company H, First Florida Cavalry, in the Confederate States Army. After the war, he settled in Jacksonville, where his home remained except for a three-year period he spent in Sanford.[2]

Lieutenant Governor and Congressman[edit]

Hull was sworn in as Florida's sixth lieutenant governor along with Governor George F. Drew on January 2, 1877. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1878, and the following year, he resigned as Lieutenant Governor. Hull took his seat in the 46th Congress on March 4, 1879.[2] However, his opponent, Horatio Bisbee, Jr., contested the election and succeeded him on January 22, 1881.[1]

Later life[edit]

After his term in Congress, Hull served as assistant postmaster of Jacksonville from 1884 to 1888 and clerk of Duval County circuit court from 1888 to 1900.[1]

Hull married Eleanor C. Sturdivant on January 24, 1860. They had one daughter before his wife died on January 27, 1902.[2] Hull died in Jacksonville on January 28, 1907, and was interred in Evergreen Cemetery.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Hull, Noble A.". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Rerick, Rowland H.; Fleming, Francis Philip (1902). Memoirs of Florida 2. Atlanta: Southern Historical Association. pp. 579–580. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcellus Stearns
Lieutenant Governor of Florida
1877 - 1879
Succeeded by
Livingston W. Bethel
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jesse J. Finley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

March 3, 1879 – January 22, 1881
Succeeded by
Horatio Bisbee, Jr.

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