Nisbet, Eugenius Aristides

Life Span
to
Full name
Eugenius Aristides Nisbet
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
12
Family
James Nisbet (father), Penelope Cooper Nisbet (mother), Amanda Battle (wife)
Education
University of South Carolina
Other
Other Education
University of Georgia, Litchfield Law School (CT)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
Other Affiliations
Fire-Eaters (Secessionists)
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
State supreme court

Eugenius Aristides Nisbet (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
NISBET, Eugenius Aristides, (cousin of Mark Anthony Cooper), a Representative from Georgia; born near Union Point, Greene County, Ga., December 7, 1803; completed preparatory studies; attended the Powellton Academy, Hancock County, Ga., 1815-1817 and the University of South Carolina at Columbia 1817-1819; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1821; was admitted to the bar by a special act of the legislature before he was twenty-one and commenced the practice of law in Madison, Morgan County, Ga., in 1824; member of the State house of representatives 1827-1830; served in the State senate 1830-1837; moved to Macon, Ga., in 1837 and resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful Whig candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1839, until October 12, 1841, when he resigned; associate judge of the supreme court of Georgia 1845-1853; member of the secession convention of Georgia in January 1861 and was the author of the ordinance of secession; unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1861; died in Macon, Bibb County, Ga., March 18, 1871; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
“Nisbet, Eugenius Aristides,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000111.
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