NICHOLAS, John

1757c–1819

Biography

NICHOLAS, John, (brother of Wilson Cary Nicholas and uncle of Robert Carter Nicholas), a Representative from Virginia; born in Williamsburg, Va., about 1757; attended the common schools; was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in his native county; elected as an Anti-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Republican to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1801); moved to Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y.; member of the New York State senate 1806-1809; judge of the court of common pleas 1806-1819; engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., December 31, 1819; interment in Glenwood Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: November 11, 1814. 1 letter. Finding aid in repository.

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In Wilson Cary Nicholas papers, 1765-1831. 3 containers.

University of Virginia Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Wilson Cary Nicholas papers, 1751-1850. 3,000 items. Finding aid in repository.
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