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Hugh Nelson

congressman

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