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Noah Baxter Feagin

lawyer , humanitarian

Noah Baxter Feagin, American lawyer, humanitarian.


Feagin, Noah Baxter was born on July 7, 1843 in Midway, Barbour Company, Alabama, United States. Son of James Madison and Almira (Cole) Feagin.


Nashville (Tennessee) Military Institute, 1860-1861. B.L., Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), 1870.


Private to captain, 15th Alabama Infantry, 1861-1865. Called “boy captain” of his regiment. Wounded 5 times; served under “Stonewall” Jackson in 1st Shenandoah Valley campaign, under General Longstreet at Chickamauga, and under General Lee in Virginia campaigns.

In law practice, since 1870. Editor Union Springs (Alabama) Times, 1870-1871. Mayor. Union Springs, 1875, Anniston, 1886.

Appointed judge Inferior Criminal Court, Birmingham, Alabama, April 1895. Elected to same by legislature 3 times. Under recent act elected to same by city council as “recorder”.

Last term expired November 1910. Established, 1898, without legal enactment, a juvenile court for city of Birmingham after model instituted in Chicago by Judge Hurd. Movement resulted in adoption of juvenile court law by legislature of Alabama, 1908.

Upon invitation of President Roosevelt attended Children’s Conference, Washington, January 1909. Made argument before committee of Congress, 1909, for establishment of a Children’s Bureau by National Government Home: Birmingham, Alabama Deceased.


Married Annie Martin Phillips, February 9, 1876.

James Madison Feagin

Almira (Cole) Feagin

Annie Martin Phillips