WARE, Nicholas (1776-1824)
Senate Years of Service: 1821-1824

WARE, NICHOLAS, a Senator from Georgia; born in Caroline County, Va., February 16, 1776; moved with his parents to Edgefield, S.C., and a few years later to Augusta, Ga.; received a thorough English education; studied medicine; studied law in Augusta and at Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta; member, State house of representatives 1808-1811, 1814-1815; mayor of Augusta 1819-1821; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Freeman Walker and served from November 10, 1821, until his death in New York City September 7, 1824; interment in vaults at the Spring Street Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, N.Y.; burial vaults were excavated and remains subsequently re-interred in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 18, 2014.

Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: 3 items.

  • Mellichamp, Josephine. "Nicholas Ware.'' In Senators from Georgia, pp. 93-95. Huntsville, AL: Strode Publishers, 1976.