Early years and political advancement
Edmund Noel attended high school in Louisville , Kentucky . After studying law and being admitted to the bar in 1877, he began to work in his native Lexington in his new profession. He became a member of the Democratic Party . Between 1881 and 1882 he was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives . In 1887, he became a district attorney in his state's fifth judicial district. From 1895 to 1903 he was a member of the Mississippi Senate . There he was involved in drafting some amendments to the state constitution. During the Spanish-American War he served as a soldier in the US Army . On August 22, 1907, Edmond Noel was elected the new governor of his state.
Noel began his four-year term on January 21, 1908. During his reign, a veterinary committee was set up and child protection laws were improved. A food control law was also passed. At that time both a school for teachers and an agricultural college were established. A prohibition law has been passed for the entire state of Mississippi . In addition, the governor's residence was renovated after 66 years.
After his term in office on January 16, 1912, Noel remained politically active. In 1918 he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in Congress . From 1920 until his death he was again a member of the State Senate. Edmond Noel died on July 30, 1927 and was buried in his hometown of Lexington. He was married twice.
- Robert Sobel and John Raimo (Eds.): Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789–1978. Volume 2, Meckler Books, Westport, 1978. 4 volumes.
- Edmund Noel in the National Governors Association (English)
- Mississippi Historical Society ( Memento from July 2, 2019 in the web archive archive.today )
- Edmond Noel in the database of Find a Grave (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Noel, Edmond Favor (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 4, 1856|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lexington , Mississippi|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 30, 1927|
|Place of death||Lexington , Mississippi|