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Samuel Jones NICHOLLS

(1885-1937)

NICHOLLS, Samuel Jones, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., May 7, 1885; attended Bingham Military Institute, Asheville, N.C., Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Va., and the law department of the University of Chicago; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in Spartanburg; city attorney of Spartanburg and prosecuting attorney of Spartanburg County since 1907; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1908; served by special appointment as circuit judge and as associate justice of the supreme court of South Carolina; organized and was captain for three years of Company I, First Regiment, South Carolina National Guard Infantry; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph T. Johnson; reelected to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses and served from September 14, 1915, to March 3, 1921; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the practice of law in Spartanburg, S.C., until his death there on November 23, 1937; interment in West Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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