Noah C. McFarland
charcoal drawing at National Portrait Gallery
|22nd Commissioner of the General Land Office|
June 17, 1881 – March 26, 1885
|Preceded by||James A. Williamson|
|Succeeded by||William A. J. Sparks|
|Born||April 23, 1822|
Washington County, Pennsylvania
|Died||April 26, 1897 (aged 75)|
|Alma mater||Washington College|
Noah C. McFarland was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1822. He attended Washington College as a member of the class of 1844, but did not graduate. He moved to Bucyrus, Ohio in 1846, studied law, and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Hamilton, Ohio and practiced law; his house in Hamilton is still standing and has been named a historic site.
McFarland was elected to the Ohio State Senate in 1865. He then moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1870. He was elected to the Kansas State Senate, and was twice appointed a regent of the University of Kansas.
McFarland died at the Copeland Hotel, Topeka, Kansas on April 26, 1897.
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