John Nicholas (congressman)

John Nicholas ( born January 19, 1764 in Williamsburg, Virginia; † 31 December 1819 in Geneva, New York) was an American lawyer and politician. He was the brother of Wilson Cary Nicholas and uncle of Robert Carter Nicholas, both U.S. Senators.


John Nicholas attended the Community School and then graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg. He studied law and practiced after receiving his license to practice law in his Heimatcounty. Later, he was elected as an anti- Administration candidate to the 3rd U.S. Congress and reelected as a Democratic Republican in the following three U.S. Congresses. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 4 March 1793 to 3 March 1801. Then he moved to Geneva (New York). He was 1806-1809 Member of the Senate of New York. He also worked as a judge at the Court of Common Pleas 1806-1819. In addition, he went to agricultural activities. He died in 1819 in Geneva and was buried there in the Glenwood Cemetery.

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