George Nicholas (1753 - 1799)

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Birthplace: Williamsburg, Hanover, Virginia
Death: Died in Lexington, Franklin, Kentucky
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About George Nicholas

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A083326

George Nicholas (c. 1754–July 25, 1799) was the first professor of law at Transylvania University in Kentucky. He was also briefly attorney general of Kentucky, and had been several times a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

He was the son of Robert C. Nicholas, Sr.; his brothers included Wilson Cary Nicholas. He was a friend and correspondent of James Madison; he was also extremely fat, and Madison laughed until he cried at a caricature of Nicholas, during the Virginia convention to ratify the United States Constitution, as a plum pudding with legs.

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August 11, 1753
Williamsburg, Hanover, Virginia
Age 39
Hanover, Hanover, Virginia, United States
July 25, 1799
Age 45
Lexington, Franklin, Kentucky