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NICHOLSON, John Anthony (1827-1906)

NICHOLSON, JOHN ANTHONY, a Representative from Delaware; born in Laurel, Sussex County, Del., November 17, 1827; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., in 1847; superintendent of free schools for Kent County in 1851; studied law in Dover, Del.; was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced practice in Dover; brigadier general of militia in Kent County in 1861; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); was not a candidate for renomination in 1868; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Dover, Kent County, Del., November 4, 1906; interment in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: 2 letters (1867-1868) in the Belmont family collection.
Finding aid in repository.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: September 14, 1858; January 25, 1869. 2 letters.
Finding aid in repository.


University of Delaware Library
Newark, DE
Papers: Biographical information in the Charles Lanman collection, 1787-1906.