Noble J. Johnson

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Noble J. Johnson
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
August 7, 1958 – March 17, 1968
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
July 19, 1956 – August 7, 1958
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded byFinis J. Garrett
Succeeded byEugene Worley
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
In office
June 10, 1948 – July 19, 1956
Appointed byHarry S. Truman
Preceded byOscar E. Bland
Succeeded byGiles Rich
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – July 1, 1948
Preceded byVirginia E. Jenckes
Succeeded byCecil M. Harden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byEverett Sanders
Succeeded byCourtland C. Gillen
Personal details
Born
Noble Jacob Johnson

(1887-08-23)August 23, 1887
Terre Haute, Indiana
DiedMarch 17, 1968(1968-03-17) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceWashington, D.C.
Educationread law

Noble Jacob Johnson (August 23, 1887 – March 17, 1968) was a United States Representative from Indiana and an Associate Judge and Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Johnson attended the public schools. After reading law to be admitted to the bar in 1911, he commenced practice in Terre Haute from 1911 to 1917. He was a deputy prosecuting attorney for the forty-third judicial circuit of Indiana in 1917 and 1918. He served as prosecuting attorney for the same judicial circuit from 1921 to 1924.[1]

Congressional service[edit]

Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, and Seventy-first Congresses (March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress, and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress. However, he was elected to the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his resignation on July 1, 1948.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Johnson was nominated by President Harry S. Truman on May 28, 1948, to a seat on the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals vacated by Judge Oscar E. Bland. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 8, 1948, and received his commission on June 10, 1948. His service terminated on July 19, 1956, due to his elevation to be Chief Judge of the same court.[1]

Johnson was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 17, 1956, to a seat on the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals vacated by Judge Finis J. Garrett. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 19, 1956, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on August 7, 1958. Johnson was initially appointed as a Judge under Article I, but the court was raised to Article III status by operation of law on August 25, 1958, and Johnson thereafter served as an Article III Judge. His service terminated on March 17, 1968, due to his death.[1]

Death[edit]

Johnson died on March 17, 1968, in Washington, D.C., where he had resided since his judicial appointment.[1] He was interred in Bethesda Cemetery, West Terre Haute, Indiana.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Johnson, Noble Jacob - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ a b United States Congress. "Noble J. Johnson (id: J000165)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Everett Sanders
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 5th congressional district
1925–1931
Succeeded by
Courtland C. Gillen
Preceded by
Virginia E. Jenckes
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 6th congressional district
1939–1948
Succeeded by
Cecil M. Harden
Legal offices
Preceded by
Oscar E. Bland
Associate Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1948–1956
Succeeded by
Giles Rich
Preceded by
Finis J. Garrett
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
1956–1958
Succeeded by
Eugene Worley