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Robert Carter Nicholas

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Warren, Albermarle, Virginia
Death: December 24, 1856 (69)
New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana
Immediate Family:

Son of Wilson Cary Nicholas, Governor, U.S. Senator and Margaret Nicholas
Husband of Susan Adelaide VINSON
Father of Mary Nicholas
Brother of Capt. John Smith Nicholas and Jane Hollins Randolph

Managed by: James Hutchison
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About Robert Carter Nicholas

Robert Carter Nicholas 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).

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Robert Carter Nicholas's Timeline

January 10, 1787
Warren, Albermarle, Virginia
Age 33
December 24, 1856
Age 69
New Orleans, Jefferson, Louisiana