NICHOLS, Matthias H., (1824 - 1862)


NICHOLS, Matthias H., a Representative from Ohio; born in Sharptown, Salem County, N.J., October 3, 1824; attended the common schools; learned the trade of a printer; moved to Ohio in 1842 and settled in Lima; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1849 and commenced practice in Lima, Ohio; elected prosecuting attorney for Allen County in 1851, but resigned the following year to campaign for Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress, elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress, and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1859); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1858 to the Thirty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 15, 1862; interment in the Old Cemetery, Lima, Ohio; reinterment in Woodlawn Cemetery.