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Nicholas WARE

(1769-1824)
Senate Years of Service:
1821-1823; 1823-1824
Party:
Democratic Republican; Crawford Republican

WARE, Nicholas, a Senator from Georgia; born in Caroline County, Va., in 1769; moved with his parents to Edgefield, S.C., and a few years later to Augusta, Ga.; received a thorough English education; studied medicine; studied law in Augusta and at Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta; member, State house of representatives 1808-1811, 1814-1815; mayor of Augusta 1819-1821; elected as a Democratic Republican (later Crawford Republican) to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Freeman Walker and served from November 10, 1821, until his death in New York City September 7, 1824; interment under the annex of Grace Church.

Bibliography

Mellichamp, Josephine. “Senator Nicholas Ware.” In Senators From Georgia. pp. 93-95. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976.

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

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