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Philip Norborne Nicholas

Philip Norborne Nicholas, American banker, jurist. member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829.


  • Nicholas, Philip Norborne was born in 1775 in Williamsburg, Virginia, circa. Son of Robert Carter and Anne (Cary) Nicholas.

  • Education

    • Educated College William and Mary.


    • Attorney general Virginia, 1800. President, director 1st bank to be established in Richmond, Virginia, 1804, president Farmer’s Bank. Director Richmond branch Bank of the United States, 1817.

      Judge General Court Virginia, 1823-1849. Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829. Influential in forming Jackson wing of Democratic party in Va.


    Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829.


    • Married Mary Spear; married second, Maria Carter Byrd.
    • father: Robert Carter Nicholas
    • mother: Anne (Cary) Nicholas
    • spouses: Mary Spear
    • Maria Carter Byrd.
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    Born 1775
    Died August 18, 1849
    (aged 74)