Robert C. Nicholas

Robert Carter Nicholas ( * 1793 in Hanover, Hanover County, Virginia; † December 24, 1857 in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented Louisiana in the U.S. Senate.

Robert Nicholas, whose father George was the first professor of law at the Transylvania University and a member of the House of Representatives from Virginia, initially proposed a military career. During the British -American War he served as Captain and later as a major. He then attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, before he moved to Louisiana in 1820 and there was planter in Terrebonne Parish.

After the mandate waiver of Charles Gayarre, which should succeed the mortally wounded in a duel George A. Waggaman in the U.S. Senate, Robert Nicholas decided the following by-election for himself. He retired on January 13, 1836 in the Congress and remained there until March 3, 1841. Already his uncle Wilson Cary Nicholas was Senator from 1799 to 1804 as a representative of Virginia. From 1843 until his resignation in 1846 practiced Nicholas then the Office of the Secretary of State of Louisiana from before he retired to his plantation.