NICHOLAS, John, (ca. 1757 - 1819)


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.