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Hugh Nelson

Hugh Nelson, American congressman. member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 12th-17th congresses, 1811- Jan 14, 1823. United States minister plenipotentiary to Spain, from Episcopal Church of Virginia to General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church in United States.

Background

  • Nelson, Hugh was born on September 30, 1768 in Yorktown, Virginia, United States. Son of Governor Thomas and Lucy (Grymes) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Graduated from College William and Mary, 1790.

    Career

    • Delaware, Virginia Assembly, 1805-1809. Judge General Court of Virginia, 1809-1811. Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 12th-17th congresses, 1811- Jan 14, 1823.

      United States minister plenipotentiary to Spain, from Episcopal Church of Virginia to General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church in United States.

    Membership

    Member United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 12th-17th congresses, 1811- Jan 14, 1823. United States minister plenipotentiary to Spain, from Episcopal Church of Virginia to General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church in United States.

    Connections

    • Married Eliza Walker, April.
    • father: Governor Thomas Nelson
    • mother: Lucy (Grymes) Nelson
    • spouse: Eliza Walker
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    Born September 30, 1768
    Died March 18, 1836
    (aged 67)
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