Niles, Nathaniel was born on September 15, 1835 in S. Kingston, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Review William Watson and Mary (Wilson) Niles.
Educated Phillips Andover Academy.
Admitted to bar, 1857. Speaker New Jersey Assembly, 1872. Government director U.P. R.R., 1879.
President Tradesmen’s National Bank, New York, 1884-1889. Visitor, United States Naval Academy Author of several important laws passed in New Jersey Legislature, among which is one that established 1,200 free school libraries in the state, and another giving all riparian lands of the state to the free school fund. Home: New York.
Married Anna Eliza Thompson, October 27, 1859 (died 1905). Married second, Ella Capers Jones, December 2, 1910.