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Edward Follansbee Noyes

Edward Follansbee Noyes
30th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 8, 1872 – January 12, 1874
Lieutenant Jacob Mueller
Preceded by Rutherford B. Hayes
Succeeded by William Allen
U.S. Minister to France
In office
Preceded by Elihu B. Washburne
Succeeded by Levi P. Morton
Personal details
Born (1832-10-03)October 3, 1832
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Died September 4, 1890(1890-09-04) (aged 57)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Resting place Spring Grove Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Margaret W. Proctor
Alma mater
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861-1865
Rank Brevet Brigadier General
Commands Camp Dennison
Battles/wars American Civil War

Edward Follansbee Noyes (October 3, 1832 – September 4, 1890) was a Republican politician from Ohio. Noyes served as the 30th Governor of Ohio.


  • Biography 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Noyes was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was orphaned at the age of three and was raised in New Hampshire by his grandfather and a guardian. At the age of thirteen, he was apprenticed to the printer of The Morning Star, a religious newspaper published in Dover, New Hampshire. He remained an apprentice for over four years until he left to enter an academy in Kingston, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1857 (4th in a class of 57 students), then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended the Cincinnati Law School.

Noyes served in the 39th Ohio Infantry, and was rewarded with a commission as its first major on July 27, 1861. Within a few months, he had become the regiment's colonel. He was severely wounded in his ankle in a skirmish at Ruff's Mill on July 4, 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign and, as a result, had his left leg amputated. Three months later, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker assigned Noyes, who was still recuperating and using crutches, to the command of Camp Dennison near Cincinnati, breveted him as a brigadier general. Noyes commanded the post until April 22, 1865, when he resigned to become city solicitor.

He was elected in October 1866 as the probate judge of Hamilton County.

He was elected to the governorship in 1871, besting another former Union Army officer, Col. coal mine inspection laws and promoting fish conservation. He lost re-election in 1873 by 817 votes, 50.1% - 49.9%.

In 1874, he was appointed an Ohio Commissioner of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia[1]

He later served as Rutherford B. Hayes's Minister to France from 1877–81, a patronage reward for his strong support of his fellow Buckeye soldier during Hayes' presidential campaign.

He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Noyes married Margaret W. Proctor at Kingston, New Hampshire in February, 1863, while on leave from the army.[2]


  1. ^ Gilkey 1901 : 770
  2. ^ A Portrait and Biographical Record of Mercer and Van Wert Counties, Ohio... A W Bowen & Co. 1896. p. 155. 


  • Ohio Governors - bio of Noyes
  • Ohio Historical Society webpage for Governor Noyes
  • Gilkey, Elliott Howard, ed. (1901). The Ohio Hundred Year Book: a Handbook of the Public Men and Public Institutions of Ohio ... State of Ohio. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rutherford B. Hayes
Governor of Ohio
1872 – 1874
Succeeded by
William Allen
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Elihu B. Washburne
U.S. Minister to France
1877 – 1881
Succeeded by
Levi P. Morton
Party political offices
Preceded by
Rutherford B. Hayes
Republican Party nominee for Governor of Ohio
1871, 1873
Succeeded by
Rutherford B. Hayes

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