NICHOLS, John Conover

NICHOLS, John Conover
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1896–1945

Biography

NICHOLS, John Conover, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Joplin, Mo., August 31, 1896; attended the public schools in Joplin, Mo., and Colorado Springs, Colo., and the teachers college at Emporia, Kans.; studied law in the office of his brother in Eufaula, Okla.; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Eufaula, Okla.; during the First World War served in the Nineteenth Infantry, United States Army, 1917-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation on July 3, 1943, to become vice president of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., in which capacity he served until his death in an airplane crash at Asmara, Eritrea, November 7, 1945; interment in the United States military cemetery in Asmara, Eritrea; reinterment in Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, Okla.

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives

Norman, OK
Papers: 1934-1949. 3/4 cubic foot. Personal, business, and congressional papers and correspondence, including campaign materials, invitations, diary (1945), photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, voting records, congressional publications, clippings, and other documents. Finding aid in repository.
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