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Philip Norborne Nicholas

banker , jurist

Philip Norborne Nicholas, American banker, jurist. member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829.

Background

Nicholas, Philip Norborne was born in 1775 in Williamsburg, Virginia, circa. Son of Robert Carter and Anne (Cary) Nicholas.

Education

Educated College William and Mary.

Career

Attorney general Virginia, 1800. President, director 1st bank to be established in Richmond, Virginia, 1804, president Farmer’s Bank. Director Richmond branch Bank of the United States, 1817.

Judge General Court Virginia, 1823-1849. Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829. Influential in forming Jackson wing of Democratic party in Va.

Membership

Member Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1829.

Connections

Married Mary Spear; married second, Maria Carter Byrd.

father:
Robert Carter Nicholas

mother:
Anne (Cary) Nicholas

spouses:
Mary Spear

Maria Carter Byrd.