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Stephen Friel NUCKOLLS

(1825-1879)

NUCKOLLS, Stephen Friel, a Delegate from the Territory of Wyoming; born in Grayson County, Va., August 16, 1825; completed preparatory studies; moved to Linden, Atchison County, Mo., in 1846; engaged in mercantile pursuits 1847-1853; moved to the Territory of Nebraska in 1854 and founded Nebraska City; held several local offices; established the Platte Valley Bank in 1855; served in the Nebraska Territorial legislature in 1859; moved to the Territory of Colorado in 1860 and engaged in banking and mining; moved to New York City in 1864; moved to the Territory of Dakota in 1867 and settled in Cheyenne; engaged in mercantile pursuits; upon the organization of the Territory of Wyoming was elected in 1869 as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress and served from December 6, 1869, to March 3, 1871; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resumed his mercantile pursuits; served as a member of the second legislative council of Wyoming in 1871 and served as presiding officer; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872 and 1876; moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in July 1872 and engaged in milling; died in Salt Lake City, February 14, 1879; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

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