Noble Smithson, American lawyer. Member Methodist Episcopal Church, South; Mason.
Smithson, Noble was born on December 7, 1841 in Nolensville Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. Son of John Greene and Ann Vaughn (Ladd) Smithson.
Largely self educated.
Teacher in country school admitted to Tennessee bar, 1866. Practiced, Pulaski Tennessee, 1867-1887, Birmingham, Alabama, 1888-1893, Knoxville, Tennessee, since 1893. Member bar Supreme Court of the United States, also of Tennessee, Alabama, Illinois and New York.
Secretary and general counsel W. Lonsdale Land Company District attorney general, Tennessee, 1867-1869. Member Tennessee State Senate, 1873-1874. Special judge, 1875-1877.
Author: Judge Ladd (a novel), 1900. Treatise on Civil Procedure in Tennessee, 1903. Smithson’s Theory of Special Creation, 1911.