Nicholson, John Anthony

Life Span
to
Dickinson Connection
Class of 1847
Full name
John Anthony Nicholson
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
Education
Dickinson (Carlisle College)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Church or Religious Denomination
Presbyterian
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
Military
Union Army

John Anthony Nicholson (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
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.
“Nicholson, John Anthony,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000099.
How to Cite This Page: "Nicholson, John Anthony," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6316.