NOBLE, James, (1785 - 1831)

Senate Years of Service: 1816-1831
Party: Democratic Republican; Crawford Republican; Anti-Jacksonian

Indiana Historical Society

NOBLE, James, a Senator from Indiana; born near Berryville, Clarke County, Va., December 16, 1785; moved with his parents to Campbell County, Ky., in 1795; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Indiana and settled in Brookville; ferryboat operator; judge; member of the convention to draft the constitution of the State in 1816; member, first State house of representatives 1816; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican and Anti-Jacksonian) to the United States Senate in 1816; reelected in 1821 and 1827 and served from December 11, 1816, until his death; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fifteenth through Eighteenth and Twentieth Congresses), Committee on the Militia (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses); died in Washington, D.C., February 26, 1831; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography.