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also known as Robert James Nicholson

ambassador , Lawyer , secretary

Jim Nicholson, lawyer, former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, former ambassador. Board directors Daniels Fund, Federated Funds, Horatio Alger Association; Fellow: United States Chamber of Commerce.

Background

Nicholson, Jim was born on February 4, 1938 in Struble, Iowa, United States. Son of Don and Helen Nicholson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1961. Master of Arts in Public Policy, Columbia University, 1969. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1972.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Denver. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. John's University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Dallas.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Catholic University. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Ave Maria University. Doctor of Philosophy in Public Service (honorary), Regis University, 2001.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), John Cabot University, 2002. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Kings College.

Career

Attorney, Denver, 1973-1978. Founder Nicholson Enterprises, Inc., 1978, Renaissance Homes, Denver, 1987. Committeeman from Colorado Republican National Committee, 1986—2000, vice Chairman, 1993—1997, chairman, 1997—2001.

United States ambassador to The Holy See United States Department State, Rome, 2001—2005. Secretary United States Department Veterans Affairs, Washington, 2005—2007. Senior counsel Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck, since 2008.

Chairman task force presidential primaries and caucuses Republican National Committee, 1996, chairman rules committee, 1993-1997, member budget committee. With United States Army, 1961-1969, with United States Army Reserve, 1969-1991, retired as colonel.

Membership

Board directors Daniels Fund, Federated Funds, Horatio Alger Association. Fellow: United States Chamber of Commerce.

Connections

Married Suzanne Marie Ferrell. Children: Nick, Katie, R.J.

father:
Don Nicholson

mother:
Helen Nicholson

spouse:
Suzanne Marie Ferrell

children:
Nick Nicholson

Katie Nicholson

R.J Nicholson