William H. Noble

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William Henry Noble (September 22, 1788 – February 5, 1850) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New Milford, Connecticut, received a limited education, and became a farmer and tanner. Noble moved to Ballston Spa, where he was an active in the Episcopal church and served as a vestryman. He later resided in Ira, Cato, Rochester, and Auburn. He served in local offices, including school board member and school inspector in Ira, postmaster in Cato, town supervisor of Auburn, and collector of canal tolls in Montezuma. In addition, he was active in local businesses, including serving on the board of directors of the Cayuga County National Bank.

He served as member of the New York State Assembly from 1828 to 1830. He was also an officer in the New York Militia, and attained the rank of lieutenant colonel as second-in-command of the 167th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the 7th Brigade, 21st Division.[1]

Noble was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress.

He served as inspector of Auburn Prison from 1843 to 1845. He died in Rochester, New York on February 5, 1850.[2] He was buried at Cato-Meridian Cemetery in Ira.[3]


  1. ^ Skinner, Roger Sherman (1830). The New-York State Register for 1830. New York, NY: Clayton & Van Norden. p. 359.
  2. ^ Bryant, William Cullen (February 11, 1850). "Death notice, William H. Noble". New York Evening Post. New York, NY. p. 3.
  3. ^ William H. Noble at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ulysses F. Doubleday
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839
Succeeded by
Christopher Morgan

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