John C. Nicholls

John Calhoun Nicholls ( born April 25, 1834 in Clinton, Jones County, Georgia, † December 25, 1893 in Blackshear, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1885 he represented two times the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Nicholls first attended private schools and then studied until 1855 at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg ( Virginia). After studying law and qualifying as a lawyer in Georgia, he began to work in his new profession. He was also planters. During the Civil War Nicholls served as a captain in the army of the Confederacy. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1865 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Georgia. Between 1870 and 1875 he was a member of the Senate of Georgia; In 1876 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Nicholls was the first electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William Bennett Fleming on March 4, 1879. Since he lost in 1880 when his party's nomination against George Robinson Black, he could prefer to take only one term in Congress until March 3, 1881. Two years later he was nominated by his party for his old mandate and subsequently elected again to Congress. There he broke on March 4, 1883 Black. Until March 3, 1885, he could spend another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1884, he was not nominated for re-election.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Nicholls worked as a lawyer in Blackshear. There he is also deceased in December 1893.