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Robert Houston Noble, American army officer.


Noble, Robert Houston was born on November 3, 1861 in Federalsburg, Maryland, United States. Son of Doctor William D. and Mary A. (Houston) Noble.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1884. Bachelor of Laws, University Maryland, 1892. A.M., St. John’s College, Maryland., 1894.

Admitted to bar, Maryland., 1892, California, 1910. Graduate of The Army War College, 1912.


Commissioned Second lieutenant 1st Infantry, June 15, 1884. First lieutenant 15th Infantry, June 15, 1891. Translations to 1st Infantry, July 20, 1891.

Major a.-a.-g. vols., June 20, 1898. Honorary discharged vols., March 19, 1899. Major a.-a.-g. vols., September 5, 1899.

Honorary discharged vols., June 30, 1901. Captain infantry, United States of America, October 12, 1898. Assigned to 3d Infantry, January 1, 1899.

Major 9th Infantry, October 4, 1907. Translations to 1st Infantry, November 11, 1907, to 12th Infantry, May 8, 1911. Lieutenant colonel infantry, February 1, 1913.

Assigned to 22d Infantry, July 22, 1914. Colonel, July 1, 1916. Brigadier general N.A., April 16-November 12, 1918.

Participated in Geronimo campaign, 1885-1886. A.-d.-c. to General Shafter, 1897-1899. Santiago campaign; Philippine Insurrection.

Adjutant general to Generals Grant, Hughes, Snyder and Baldwin, and adjutant general Department Visayas, 1900-1902. A.-d.-c. to governments General Taft, Wright, Ide and Smith, P.I., 1902-1908. In charge militia affairs, Western Department, 1913-1914.

Commanding 22d Infantry, Mexican border, September 1914-September 1916. Punitive expedition in Mexico, November 1916-February 1917. At El Paso, Texas, and Chickamauga Park, Georgia, to April 6, 1918, and in 5th Division American Expeditionary Force, France, to May 2, 1918.

Attached to 30th and 77th divisions American Expeditionary Force to August 11, 1918. Commanded 158th Brig. and attached to 79th Division, August 14-October 11, 1918. Returned to the United States, March 24, 1919.

In charge nat. guard affairs, Western Department, April 21, since 1919. Recommended for brevetted lieutenant colonel, Spanish-American War. Address: Washington, Distric.


Married Mistress.

Doctor William D. Noble

Mary A. (Houston) Noble