The Road to Civil War

John W. Noell

(22 February, 1816 -- 14 March, 1863) Noell was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bedford County, Va., Noell moved to Missouri during his childhood. Noell studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Afterwards, Noell served as a member of the State senate (1851-1855). Noell was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses, then reelected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from March 4th, 1859 until his death. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at]

Member of Missouri Delegation - The Road to Civil War [this display], Missouri Delegation - United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65 .

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