Wilson Cary Nicholas was a member
of the Convention of
1788, member of the U.S.
Senate (1799–1804) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1807–1809), and
governor of Virginia (1814–1816). Born in Williamsburg to a prominent political family,
Nicholas was educated at the College
of William and Mary and served as an officer of volunteers during the American Revolution
(1775–1783). In 1780 he moved to a plantation in Albemarle County a. . .
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