Person:George Nicholas (12)

Col. George Nicholas, Esq.
b.abt 1754 Virginia
  1. Elizabeth Nicholas
  2. Col. George Nicholas, Esq.abt 1754 - 1799
  3. Wilson Cary Nicholas1761 - 1820
  • HCol. George Nicholas, Esq.abt 1754 - 1799
  1. Robert C Nicholas1793 - 1857
Facts and Events
Name Col. George Nicholas, Esq.
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1754 Virginia
Military[2] 1766 VirginiaRev War -
Death[1] 25 Jul 1799 Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Burial[2] Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United StatesEpiscopal Cemetery

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George Nicholas (c. 1754 – July 25, 1799) was the first professor of law at Transylvania University in Kentucky. He was also briefly attorney general of Kentucky, and had been several times a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was the son of Robert C. Nicholas, Sr.; his brothers included Wilson Cary Nicholas. He was a friend and correspondent of James Madison; he was also extremely fat, and Madison laughed until he cried at a caricature of Nicholas, during the Virginia convention to ratify the United States Constitution, as a plum pudding with legs.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 George Nicholas, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Historical Marker, in Kentucky Historical Society. Historical Marker Database [1], Secondary quality.

    Colonel George Nicholas
    Marker Number 125
    County Fayette
    Location Episcopal Cemetery, E. 3rd, Lexington
    Description Grave of George Nicholas 1754-1799. Revolutionary soldier, Virginia House of Delegates, Father of Kentucky Constitution, First Kentucky Attorney General, Professor of Law at Transylvania University.