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John Calhoun NICHOLLS

(1834-1893)

NICHOLLS, John Calhoun, a Representative from Georgia; born in Clinton, Jones County, Ga., April 25, 1834; attended private schools and was graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1855; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and practiced in Clinch and Ware Counties, Ga.; also engaged as a planter; during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army as captain, Company I, Fourth Regiment, Georgia Cavalry; member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876; served in the State senate 1870-1875; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1880; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of law in Blackshear, Pierce County, Ga., where he died December 25, 1893; interment in Blackshear Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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