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Nicholas, Robert C.

Nicholas, Robert C.
Historical Note
Robert Carter Nicholas (1793 - December 24, 1857) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Hanover, Virginia, he served in the War of 1812 as a captain and major. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and moved to Louisiana, where he became a sugar planter in Terrebonne Parish in 1820. Nicholas was elected as a Jacksonian (later, a Democrat to the U.S. 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. He was Secretary of State of Louisiana from 1843 to 1846, when he resigned; he died in Terrebonne Parish in 1857. Interment was in the Burthe vault, St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans. Nicholas was a nephew of John Nicholas, a U.S. Representative and Wilson Cary Nicholas, a U.S. Senator and Representative, both of Virginia. Robert Nicholas was the son of George Nicholas (1754-1799) and grandson of Robert Carter Nicholas (1728-1780). Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Robert C. Nicholas .

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The Gospel As Preached in the South, 1843-1844