JOHNSON, Noble Jacob, (1887 - 1968)


69th Congress Pictorial Directory, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

JOHNSON, Noble Jacob, a Representative from Indiana; born in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Ind., August 23, 1887; attended public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1911 and commenced practice in Terre Haute; deputy prosecuting attorney for the forty-third judicial circuit of Indiana in 1917 and 1918; prosecuting attorney for the same judicial circuit 1921-1924; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress, and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on July 1, 1948; appointed a judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and served from July 2, 1948, to July 19, 1956, and as chief judge from July 20, 1956, until his retirement August 7, 1958; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death March 17, 1968; interment in Bethesda Cemetery, West Terre Haute, Ind.