Frederick Nash Edit Profile
Graduated from College of New Jersey (now Princeton), 1799. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. North Carolina, 1853.
He served on the North Carolina Supreme Court and was its chief justice from 1852 until his death. He returned home to read law, and set up a practice in New Bern. Nash moved to Hillsborough in 1807, and was elected to the North Carolina General Assembly, serving from 1813 to 1817.
He was a judge of Superior Court from 1818 to 1824 and again from 1836 until his election as an associate judge of the state's Supreme Court in 1844. When Justice Thomas Ruffin resigned in 1852 he was raised to Chief Justice and held that post until his death. He died at home in Hillsborough.
Nash was married twice: first to Mary Kollock, then after her death to Anna Maria MacLean. His office at Hillsborough was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is located in the Hillsborough Historic District.
Member North Carolina House of Commons, 1804-1805, 14-17, 28-29, speaker, 1814.
Married Mary G. Kollock, September 1, 1803.