Eugenius Aristides Nisbet

Eugenius Aristides Nisbet ( born December 7, 1803 Union Point, Greene County, Georgia, † March 18, 1871 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia ) was an American politician and Congressman from Georgia.


Eugenius Aristides Nisbet, cousin of Mark Anthony Cooper, was born on December 7, 1803 near Union Point. He finished his preparatory studies and then went from 1815 to 1817 on the Powellton Academy in Hancock County. He then attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia 1817-1819. He graduated in 1821 from the University of Georgia in Athens, was due to a special decree of the Parliament before his 21st birthday, his admission to the bar and opened in 1824 his own law practice in Madison in Morgan County.

He decided in 1827 to pursue a political career by being elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia, where he worked until 1830. Then he sat 1830-1837 in the State Senate. Nisbet then moved to Macon in 1837, where he resumed his work as a lawyer again. He was also the candidate of the Whig Party in 1836 for the 25th Congress, where he suffered a defeat. But he was elected to the 26th and the 27th Congress, where he served from March 4, 1839 until his resignation on 12 October 1841.

After that, he was an Associate Justice (Associate Judge ) of the Supreme Court of Georgia 1845-1853. Moreover, he was in the January 1861 Member of the Secession Convention of Georgia and the author of their secession available. Later, he was also a deputy in the provisional Konföderiertenkongress, which he resigned on 10 December 1861. In the same year he was a candidate for the office of governor of Georgia, but failed.

Eugenius Nisbet passed away on March 18, 1871 in Macon and was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery.