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  • ID: I401880
  • Name: Robert Carter NICHOLAS
  • RELA: 11th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1793 in Hanover Co., VA
  • Event: Military service 1812 Major, U.S. Army
  • Occupation: Sugar Planter 1820
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Louisiana BET 13 JAN 1836 AND 3 MAR 1841
  • Event: Elected Secretary of State of Louisiana BET 1843 AND 1846
  • Death: 24 DEC 1857 in Terrebone Parish, LA
  • Title: Sen.
  • Note:
    NICHOLAS, Robert Carter, (nephew of John Nicholas and Wilson Cary Nicholas), a Senator from Louisiana; born in Hanover, Hanover County, Va., in 1793; served in the War of 1812 as captain and major; attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; moved to Louisiana and became a sugar planter in Terrebonne Parish in 1820; elected as a Jacksonian (later Democrat) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator-elect Charles E.A. Gayarre and served from January 13, 1836, to March 3, 1841; secretary of State of Louisiana 1843-1846, when he resigned; died in Terrebonne Parish, La., on December 24, 1857; interment in the Burthe vault, St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: George NICHOLAS b: BET 1753 AND 1755 in Williamsburg, James City Co., VA
    Mother: Mary SMITH b: ABT 1756

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
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