Patrick Noble

Patrick Noble (1787 – April 7, 1840) was the 57th Governor of South Carolina from 1838 until his death in 1840.

Patrick Noble
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57th Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 10, 1838 – April 7, 1840
LieutenantBarnabas Kelet Henagan
Preceded byPierce Mason Butler
Succeeded byBarnabas Kelet Henagan
President of the South Carolina Senate
In office
November 28, 1836 – December 8, 1838
GovernorGeorge McDuffie
Pierce Mason Butler
Preceded byHenry Deas
Succeeded byAngus Patterson
Member of the South Carolina Senate from Abbeville District
In office
November 28, 1836 – December 8, 1838
17th Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives
In office
November 25, 1833 – November 28, 1836
GovernorRobert Young Hayne
George McDuffie
Preceded byHenry Laurens Pinckney
Succeeded byDavid Lewis Wardlaw
In office
December 18, 1818 – November 22, 1824
GovernorJohn Geddes
Thomas Bennett, Jr.
John Lyde Wilson
Preceded byRobert Young Hayne
Succeeded byJohn Belton O'Neall
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Abbeville District
In office
November 26, 1832 – November 28, 1836
In office
November 28, 1814 – November 22, 1824
34th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
In office
December 9, 1830 – December 10, 1832
GovernorJames Hamilton, Jr.
Preceded byThomas Williams
Succeeded byCharles Cotesworth Pinckney
Personal details
Born1787 (1787)
Town of Willington in McCormick County, South Carolina
Died (aged 52–53)
Columbia, South Carolina
Resting placeWillington Cemetery in McCormick County, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Bonneau Pickens
Alma materCollege of New Jersey

Early life and careerEdit

Born in Abbeville District Present Day Mccormick County, South Carolina near Willington, Noble was educated at Moses Waddel's School and he graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1806. Upon graduation, he was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced the practice of law with John C. Calhoun. Noble was additionally active with the South Carolina militia from 1813 to 1814 and he served as a major.

Political careerEdit

In 1814, Noble was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and was a member until 1824. The General Assembly elected Noble as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina in 1830 for a two-year term. He was elected again to the House of Representatives upon the completion of his term as Lieutenant Governor in 1832 and he was elevated to the South Carolina Senate in 1836. Noble became Governor of South Carolina in 1838 upon election by the General Assembly. He was elected by 96-58 over Franklin H. Elmore.[1] His term as governor was marked by the aftermath effects of the Panic of 1837 resulting in the Charleston banks suspending specie payments. Noble died on April 7, 1840 before the expiration of his term and he was buried in Willington at the family cemetery.

FamilyEdit

Noble married Elizabeth Bonneau Pickens (1797-1834), daughter of Lieutenant Governor Ezekiel Pickens. They had seven children, of whom Edward (1820-1889), a lawyer, state representative, and major in the Confederate Army, was probably the most prominent. Samuel (1832-1890) served in the Confederate Army and was later a successful lawyer in Galveston, Texas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Carolina". The Politician's Register for 1839. New York: Horace Greeley. 1839. p. 17.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Williams
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
1830–1832
Succeeded by
Charles Coteworth Pinckney
Preceded by Governor of South Carolina
1838–1840
Succeeded by