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Encyclopedia > Robert C. Nicholas

Robert Carter Nicholas (1793 - December 24, 1857) was a United States Senator from Louisiana. Born in Hanover, Virginia, he served in the War of 1812 as a captain and major. He attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and moved to Louisiana, where he became a sugar planter in Terrebonne Parish in 1820. December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain Canadian colonial forces Native Americans First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson Isaac Brock† George Prevost Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6... The College of William and Mary (also known as William and Mary or W&M) is a small public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... Nickname: The Burg Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Terrebonne Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ...


Nicholas was elected as a Jacksonian (later, a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator-elect Charles E.A. Gayarre and served from January 13, 1836, to March 3, 1841. He was secretary of state of Louisiana from 1843 to 1846, when he resigned; he died in Terrebonne Parish in 1857. Interment was in the Burthe vault, St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans. Jacksonian school One of four US diplomatic schools as described by Walter R. Mead Jacksonian democracy ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 2, Charles Darwin returns from his voyage around the world. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... In several countries, Secretary of State is a senior government position. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


Nicholas was a nephew of John Nicholas, a U.S. Representative and Wilson Cary Nicholas, a U.S. Senator and Representative, both of Virginia. John Nicholas (January 19, 1761– December 31, 1819) was an American lawyer, farmer, and politician from Williamsburg, Virginia. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761–1820) was an American politician who served in the U.S. Senate from 1799 to 1804 and was the governor of Virginia from 1814 to 1816. ...


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